On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1994

Historical Events

  • 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
  • Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • Erling Kagge becomes the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge.
  • Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
  • Jim Cartwright's play "The Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon Theater, NYC after 9 performances
  • Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Deaths

  • Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), dies at 65
  • Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter, dies at 36
  • Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
1994 Highlights

About May 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus