On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 2021

Historical Events

  • Bombings outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, kill at least 50 people, mostly teenage girls, amid growing fears about US military withdrawal
  • Indian Medical Association calls for a national lockdown, criticizing President Modi's government's response as recorded COVID-19 deaths pass 4,000 a day

Film & TV History

Tesla chief executive Tesla Elon Musk hosts "Saturday Night Live" in the US


Famous Deaths

  • Bo, Obama family's Portuguese water dog and "First Dog" of the White House, dies of cancer
  • Curtis Fuller, American jazz trombonist (Yusef Lateef; John Coltrane; Farmer/Golson Jazztet), dies at 88
  • Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian soccer centre-back (77 caps; CSKA Sofia, Saint-Étienne), dies from cancer at 62
  • Helmut Jahn, German-American architect who designed the O'Hare United Airlines Terminal and the Thompson Center in Chicago and One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, killed when struck by cars while bicycling at 80 [1] [2]
2021 Highlights

About May 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

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