On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs managerr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

Historic Event

Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender


Famous Birthdays

  • Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • Wolf Wigo, Abington Penn, water polo driver (Olympics 1996)
1973 Highlights

About May 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus