On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy

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? 47 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus