On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1981

Historical Events

  • Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, 1 short of record

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer
  • Björn Dixgård, Swedish rock guitarist and singer (Mando Daio), born in Falun, Sweden
  • John Maine, American baseball player
  • Stephen Amell, Canadian actor (Arrow), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer

Famous Weddings

John Grisham

Author John Grisham (26) weds Renee Jones

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies at 70
  • Maurice Fernandes, cricket captain (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v Eng), dies
1981 Highlights

About May 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus