On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ebola outbreak declared in north-west Democratic Republic of Congo with 2 confirmed cases and 17 deaths
  • Largest-ever wave at 23.8m recorded in the South Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists
  • Paris St-Germain seals the French domestic football treble with a 2-0 win over 3rd Div Les Herbiers in the French Cup Final at the Stade de France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto

Famous Deaths

  • Anne V. Coates, British film editor (1962 Oscar, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 92
  • Ernest Medina, American soldier and commanding officer of the unit responsible for the My Lai Massacre of 16 March 1968, dies at 81
  • George Deukmejian, American politician, 35th Governor of California (1983-91), dies at 89
  • James Scott, American boxer and felon, dies at 71
  • Mahmoud Hammoud, Lebanese politician and diplomat, dies at 82 or 83