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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 8 is the 128th
(hundredth – twentieth eighth) day of the year.

There are 237 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Where pride reigns there is no god but oneself.

— José María Pemán
Spanish poet and playwright (born May 8, 1897).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 8 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 413: in Rome (Italian peninsula), the emperor Honorius signs an edict exempting from taxes the provinces of Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, which had been devastated by the Visigoths.
  • 589: in Spain the III Council of Toledo begins.
  • 1254: in Spain, King Alfonso X the Wise grants the founding regulations of the University of Salamanca
  • 1360: France and England sign the Treaty of Brétigny.
  • 1366: in present-day Spain, Pedro IV of Aragón donates the castle and town of Ayerbe and its terms to Don Pedro Jordán de Urriés.
  • 1429: in Orleans (France), Joan of Arc liberates the siege of Orleans, changing the course of the Hundred Years War.
  • 1456: in Malaga (Spain), the Christian troops of King Enrique IV of Castile reconquered the town of Estepona in the hands of the Muslims.
  • 1521: the Diet of Worms condemns the theses of Martin Luther.
  • 1527: in present-day Argentina, the Spanish conquerors led by the Italian navigator Sebastián Caboto (in the service of the crown of Spain) are the first Europeans to see the Paraná River.
  • 1541: in the current United States, the Spanish conquerors led by Hernando de Soto are the first Europeans to see the Mississippi River, which they baptize Río del Espíritu Santo.
  • 1701: in Spain, the Cortes recognize Felipe V de Borbón as king.
  • 1788: in France, Parliament is suspended with the creation of 47 new courts.
  • 1794: in Paris (France), the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier – accused of being a traitor – is arrested, convicted and guillotined on the same day by the revolutionaries.
  • 1821: in Gravia – in the framework of the Greek War of Independence – the Greeks defeat the Ottoman Turks.
  • 1842: in Versailles, near Paris (France) a train derails and burns. Between 52 and 200 people die.
  • 1847: Robert Thomson patents one of the first vehicle tire models.
  • 1863: the Granadina Confederation takes the name of the United States of Colombia.
  • 1878: in London (England), David Edward Hughes presents to the Royal Society the carbon microphone (the first microphone).
  • 1886: in the United States, John Stith Pemberton invents Coca Cola.
  • 1887: in Luján (Argentina), the image of Our Lady of Luján is crowned
  • 1895: China cedes Taiwan to Japan.
  • 1902: on the island of Martinique there is the eruption of Mont Pelée (Monte Pelado), which buries Saint Pierre.
  • 1906: the Guadalajara Sports Club is founded in Mexico.
  • 1914: in the United States, Paramount Pictures is created.
  • 1923: CYL, one of the first radio stations in that country, is inaugurated in Mexico.
  • 1930: the image of the Virgin Mary, in her dedication “of Luján” was crowned according to the decree of Pope Leo XIII of September 30, 1886, at the same time that the day of her coronation was established for May 8 of the year following.
  • 1931: in Spain, the Constituent Courts recognize women as eligible for the first time.
  • 1932: the Diario Ideal is founded in Andalusia (Spain).
  • 1933: in India, Mahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike, due to the mistreatment of the Hindu Indians and the British invaders against the outcasts. It will last three weeks.
  • 1942: in World War II, in the Pacific Theater of Operations, south of the Solomon Islands, the Battle of the Coral Sea takes place; the first battle between aircraft carriers in history and the first combat where naval forces never saw each other directly, nor were they within range of enemy naval artillery.
  • 1942: the US troops surrender in the Philippines, after five months of fighting against Japan.
  • 1943: in New York (United States) the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is created.
  • 1945: Nazi Germany signs the unconditional surrender. Victory in Europe Day for the Allies. A massacre takes place in Sétif, Guelma and Kherrata at the hands of the French army, leaving 56,000 dead.
  • 1945: Keith Jarrett is born in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • 1953: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States detonates its 27-kiloton Encore atomic bomb. It is the bomb number 42 of the total of 1,132 atomic bombs that detonated that country between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1958: in Costa Rica Mario Echandi Jiménez assumes the presidency.
  • 1962: Francisco José Orlich assumes the presidency in Costa Rica.
  • 1966: in Costa Rica José Joaquín Trejos Fernández assumes the presidency.
  • 1967: The United States Government removes the title of world champion from Muhammad Ali for refusing to participate in the invasion against Vietnam, in which some two million Vietnamese civilians will die.
  • 1967: the lunar space probe Orbiter 4 reaches the orbit of the Moon.
  • 1968: In an artificial well, 182 meters underground, in the U10ak area of ​​the Nevada Atomic Test Site (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 6:10 (local time) United States detonates his 1 kiloton Crock atomic bomb. It is the 557th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1970: The Beatles’ album Let it be goes on sale in the UK.
  • 1970: in Costa Rica José Figueres Ferrer assumes the presidency for the third and last time.
  • 1972: in the United States, President Richard Nixon orders the blockade and mining of the ports of North Vietnam.
  • 1974: Daniel Oduber assumes the presidency in Costa Rica.
  • 1978: in Nepal, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.
  • 1978: Rodrigo Carazo assumes the presidency in Costa Rica.
  • 1979: in London (United Kingdom) the first album of The Cure is published, titled Three Imaginary Boys, one of the pioneers of the British new wave.
  • 1980: the WHO officially declares the smallpox virus eradicated from all over the planet.
  • 1981: In Spain, Luis Buñuel, Eduardo Chillida, Cristóbal Halffter, Alfredo Kraus and Nicanor Zabaleta receive the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts.
  • 1982: in Costa Rica Luis Alberto Monge assumes the presidency.
  • 1983: second democratic municipal elections in Spain after Franco.
  • 1984: the Soviet Union does not participate in the Los Angeles Olympics. Thirteen countries follow suit.
  • 1986: Óscar Arias assumes the presidency in Costa Rica for the first time.
  • 1987: Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Secretary General of the UN, receives the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.
  • 1988: in France the second round of the presidential elections takes place.
  • 1988: in Ecuador, Rodrigo Borja wins the presidency.
  • 1990: in Costa Rica Rafael Ángel Calderón assumes the presidency.
  • 1994: in Panama, Ernesto Pérez Balladares wins the general elections in Panama.
  • 1994: in Costa Rica José María Figueres Olsen assumes the presidency.
  • 1996: in South Africa, the Constituent Assembly approves the new Constitution.
  • 1998: in Costa Rica Miguel Ángel Rodríguez assumes the presidency.
  • 2001: at the UN (United Nations) headquarters in New York, the United States Government is excluded from the international drug control board.
  • 2001: the last chapter of the telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea is broadcast in Colombia, which would be considered one of the most successful telenovelas in history.
  • 2002: Abel Pacheco assumes the presidency in Costa Rica.
  • 2005: municipal elections are held in Uruguay; for the first time the Broad Front conquered several municipalities in the interior.
  • 2006: Óscar Arias assumes the presidency in Costa Rica for the second time.
  • 2009: Pope Benedict XVI begins visit to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories.
  • 2010: in Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla assumes the presidency (she is the first Costa Rican woman to hold that position).
  • 2014: in Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís assumes the presidency.
  • 2015: in Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti (the first Guatemalan woman to hold that position) resigns; she was the second vice president to resign, after Gustavo Espina.
  • 2018: in Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the youngest person from the Second Republic to hold the position, takes office.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 8 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1605: Marcela de San Félix, Spanish poet and nun, daughter of Lope de Vega (f. 1687).
  • 1629: Niels Juel, Norwegian-Danish admiral (d. 1697).
  • 1653: Claude Louis Hector de Villars, general, defense minister and French politician (d. 1734).
  • 1712: Pedro Miguel de la Cueva y Guzmán, soldier and Spanish aristocrat (d. 1762).
  • 1720: William Cavendish, British Prime Minister (d. 1764).
  • 1745: Carl Stamitz, German violinist and composer (d. 1801).
  • 1753: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican priest and revolutionary (d. 1811).
  • 1797: José Rodríguez Losada Spanish watchmaker (d. 1870).
  • 1821 – William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman (d. 1885).
  • 1824: Miguel Negrete, Mexican general (d. 1897).
  • 1826: Miguel Ângelo Lupi, Portuguese painter (d. 1883).
  • 1828: Henri Dunant, Swiss businessman, founder of the Red Cross and Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 (d. 1910).
  • 1829 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (d. 1869).
  • 1842: Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist and mycologist (d. 1909).
  • 1846: Émile Gallé, French artist (d. 1904).
  • 1877: José María Salaverría, Spanish writer (d. 1940).
  • 1884: Harry S. Truman, American politician, 33rd President (d. 1972).
  • 1885: Thomas B. Costain, Canadian journalist and writer (d. 1965).
  • 1887: Tito Salas, Venezuelan painter (d. 1974).
  • 1893: Francis Ouimet, American golfer (d. 1967).
  • 1894: Miguel Matamoros Cuban musician and composer (d. 1971).
  • 1895: Fulton J. Sheen, American Archbishop (d. 1979).
  • 1895: Edmund Wilson, American writer and critic (d. 1972).
  • 1895: José Gómez Ortega, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1920).
  • 1897: José María Pemán, Spanish journalist and playwright (d. 1981).
  • 1898: Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal, collaborator of the Nazis (d. 1960).
  • 1899: Arthur Q. Bryan, American singer and voice actor (d. 1959).
  • 1899: Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist and philosopher, 1974 Nobel Prize winner in economics (d. 1992).
  • 1899: Jacques Heim, French fashion designer (d. 1967).
  • 1902: André Lwoff, French biologist and physician of Russian-Polish origin, Nobel Prize in Medicine (d. 1994).
  • 1903: Fernandel, French comic actor (d. 1971).
  • 1904: Amparo Barayón, pianist, anarchist, republican, socialist and feminist activist Spanish (d. 1936).
  • 1905 – Red Nichols, American cornetist, bandleader, and songwriter (d. 1965).
  • 1906: José Hernández Díaz, Spanish art historian and politician (d. 1998).
  • 1906: Roberto Rossellini, Italian filmmaker (d. 1977).
  • 1910: Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1981).
  • 1911: Robert Johnson, American musician (d. 1938).
  • 1912: George Woodcock, Canadian writer and poet (d. 1995).
  • 1913: Bob Clampett, American animator, director and producer (d. 1984).
  • 1913: Sid James, South African actor and singer (d. 1976).
  • 1913: Charles Scorsese, American actor (f. 1993), father of filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
  • 1913: Hugo Trivelli, Chilean agronomist (d. 2005).
  • 1914: Romain Gary, French writer and diplomat of Lithuanian origin (d. 1980).
  • 1916: João Havelange, Brazilian sports leader, politician and lawyer, president of FIFA (f. 2016).
  • 1919: Lex Barker, American actor (d. 1973).
  • 1919: Álvaro Gómez Hurtado, Colombian politician (d. 1995).
  • 1920: Saul Bass, American graphic designer (d. 1996).
  • 1920: Tom of Finland, Finnish artist (d. 1991).
  • 1920: Sloan Wilson, American writer and poet (d. 2003).
  • 1922: Jorge Luz, Argentine actor and comedian (d. 2012).
  • 1923: Cheikha Remitti, Algerian singer (d. 2006).
  • 1924: Sofía Ímber, Venezuelan journalist (d. 2017).
  • 1925: Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzanian politician, second president.
  • 1925: Rodolfo Morales, Mexican surrealist painter (d. 2001).
  • 1926: David Attenborough, British television presenter and naturalist.
  • 1926: Don Rickles, American actor. (f. 2017)
  • 1927: Chumy Chúmez, Spanish humorist (f. 2003)
  • 1927: László Paskai, Hungarian cardinal (d. 2015).
  • 1928: Manfred Gerlach, German politician (d. 2011).
  • 1929: Girija Devi, Indian singer.
  • 1929: Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress and singer (d. 2007).
  • 1930: Doug Atkins, American football player (d. 2015).
  • 1930: Heather Harper, Northern Irish soprano.
  • 1930: René Maltête, French photographer and poet (d. 2000).
  • 1930: Gary Snyder, American poet and educator.
  • 1932: Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer and translator (d. 2007).
  • 1932: Carlo Cossutta, Italian-Argentine tenor (d. 2000).
  • 1932: Phyllida Law, British actress.
  • 1932: Sonny Liston, American boxer.
  • 1935: Jesús Silva-Herzog Flores, Mexican politician (d. 2017).
  • 1935: Jack Charlton, British footballer.
  • 1935: Enrique Dumas, Argentine tango singer (f. 2009).
  • 1935: Susana Lanteri, Argentine actress.
  • 1936: Kazuo Koike, Japanese writer.
  • 1936: Héctor Núñez, Uruguayan soccer player (d. 2011).
  • 1937: Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian jurist and politician (d. 2015).
  • 1937: Thomas Pynchon, American novelist.
  • 1938: Jean Giraud, French cartoonist and illustrator (d. 2012).
  • 1938: Corine Rottschäfer, Dutch model, Miss World 1959.
  • 1939: Jean Obeid, Lebanese journalist and politician (d. 2021).
  • 1940: Peter Benchley, American writer.
  • 1940: Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician, minister of Justice and lawyer.
  • 1940: Ricky Nelson, singer, guitarist and American actor (d. 1985).
  • 1943: Pat Barker, British writer.
  • 1943: Paul Samwell-Smith, British bassist, of the band The Yardbirds.
  • 1944: Gary Glitter, British singer and songwriter.
  • 1944: Bill Legend, British drummer, of the band T. Rex.
  • 1945: Keith Jarrett, American jazz pianist.
  • 1946: Jonathan Dancy, British philosopher, writer and academic.
  • 1947: H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist, 2002 nobel prize for physiology or medicine.
  • 1947: Felicity Lott, British soprano.
  • 1951: Philip Bailey, American singer, of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • 1951: Chris Frantz, American drummer, of the band Talking Heads.
  • 1953: Billy Burnette, American guitarist, of the band Fleetwood Mac.
  • 1953: Alex Van Halen, American musician, drummer for the band Van Halen.
  • 1955: Stephen Furst, American actor and director.
  • 1955: Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician and prime minister (d. 2012).
  • 1956: Victor Piţurcă, Romanian footballer.
  • 1957: Adriana Salgueiro, actress and Argentine television host.
  • 1957: Bill Cowher, American football player and coach.
  • 1957: Marie Myriam, Congolese singer.
  • 1958: Roddy Doyle, Irish writer, playwright, and screenwriter.
  • 1960: Franco Baresi, Italian footballer.
  • 1960: Eric Brittingham, American bassist.
  • 1961: Bill de Blasio, American academic and politician, mayor of New York.
  • 1961: Pedro Reyes, Spanish humorist, actor and director (d. 2015).
  • 1962: Natalia Molchanova, Russian diver (d. 2015).
  • 1962: David Sole, British rugby player.
  • 1963: Michel Gondry, French filmmaker and screenwriter.
  • 1963: Aleksandr Kovalenko, Belarusian athlete.
  • 1964: Melissa Gilbert, American actress.
  • 1964: Bobby Labonte, American pilot.
  • 1964: Dave Rowntree, British drummer, of the band Blur.
  • 1966: Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer.
  • 1966: Cláudio Taffarel, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1970: Luis Enrique, Spanish footballer.
  • 1970: Naomi Klein, Canadian writer and activist.
  • 1971: Candice Night, American singer-songwriter, of the band Blackmore’s Night.
  • 1972: Darren Hayes, Australian singer, of the band Savage Garden.
  • 1973: Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese mangaka.
  • 1973: Jesús Arellano, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973: Marcus Brigstocke, British comedian, actor, and screenwriter.
  • 1975: Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer, composer and producer.
  • 1976: Martha Wainwright, Canadian singer-songwriter.
  • 1977: Joe Bonamassa, American musician.
  • 1977: Theodoros Papaloukas, Greek basketball player.
  • 1977: Giuseppe Biava, Italian footballer.
  • 1978: Lúcio, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1978: Josie Maran, American model and actress.
  • 1980: Keyon Dooling, American basketball player.
  • 1981: Stephen Amell, Canadian actor.
  • 1981: Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer.
  • 1981: Mich Dulce, Filipino singer and designer.
  • 1981: Manny Gamburyan, Armenian martial arts fighter.
  • 1982: Christina Cole, British actress.
  • 1982: Aarón Galindo, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1982: Adrián González, American baseball player.
  • 1982: Buakaw Por Pramuk, Muay Thai boxer.
  • 1983: Elyes Gabel, British actor.
  • 1983: Matt Willis, singer, songwriter and British actor, of the band Busted.
  • 1984: Cynthia Deyanira Rodríguez Ruiz, Mexican singer.
  • 1984: Renata Ruiz, Chilean model.
  • 1986: Galen Rupp, American runner.
  • 1987: Aneurin Barnard, British actor and singer.
  • 1987: Mark Noble, British footballer.
  • 1988: Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Brazilian soccer player (f. 2014).
  • 1989: Liam Bridcutt, British footballer.
  • 1990: Kemba Walker, American basketball player.
  • 1991: Marcus Antonsson, Swedish footballer.
  • 1992: Ana Mulvoy Ten, British actress.
  • 1992: Natalia Carretero Rodríguez, Spanish architect.
  • 1992: Cris Lizarraga, Spanish singer, of the band Belako.
  • 1995: Jeonghwa, South Korean singer, of the band EXID.
  • 1996: 6ix9ine, American rapper.
  • 2000: Sandro Tonali, Italian footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 8 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 685: Benedict II, Roman pope (b.635).
  • 997: Taizong, Chinese emperor (b.939).
  • 1063: Ramiro I, Aragonese king (b. 1006).
  • 1473: John Stafford, English politician (b.1420).
  • 1782: Marquis of Pombal, Portuguese statesman (b.1699).
  • 1785: Étienne François de Choiseul, French politician (b. 1719).
  • 1785: Pietro Longhi, Italian painter (b.1701).
  • 1788: Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-Austrian physician and naturalist (b. 1723).
  • 1794: Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (b. 1743).
  • 1799: José María España, Venezuelan military and patriot (b. 1761).
  • 1819: Kamehameha I, Hawaiian king (b.1758).
  • 1822 – John Stark, American general (b. 1728).
  • 1828: Mauro Giuliani, Italian guitarist, cellist and composer (b. 1781).
  • 1842: Jules Dumont D’Urville, French explorer (b. 1790).
  • 1844: Charles XIV, Swedish and Norwegian king between 1818 and 1844 (b. 1763).
  • 1859: José Madrazo, Spanish painter (b. 1781).
  • 1863: Juan Francisco Giró, Uruguayan president (b. 1791).
  • 1873 – John Stuart Mill, British empiricist philosopher (b.1806).
  • 1875 – Thomas Baines, American explorer and artist (b. 1820).
  • 1880: Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821).
  • 1885: Pavel Křížkovský, Czech composer (b.1820).
  • 1887: Lorenzo Batlle, Uruguayan President (b.1810).
  • 1891: Madame Blavatsky (Helena Petrovna Blavatsky), American occultist and writer of Russian origin (b. 1831).
  • 1893: Manuel del Refugio González Flores, Mexican politician and military man (b. 1833).
  • 1894: Juan Martínez Villergas, writer, satirical poet, journalist and Spanish politician (b. 1817).
  • 1901: Emilio Arana, Spanish-Argentine anarchist doctor and writer.
  • 1903: Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (b. 1848).
  • 1904: Eadweard Muybridge, British photographer and researcher (b. 1830).
  • 1936: Oswald Spengler, German philosopher and historian (b. 1880).
  • 1943: Mordechai Anielewicz, Polish military man, commander of the Organization of Jewish Struggle during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (b.1919).
  • 1945: Wilhelm Rediess, German SS officer (b.1900).
  • 1945: Josef Terboven, German military and politician (b. 1898).
  • 1952: William Fox, Hungarian-born American film producer (b. 1879).
  • 1960: Hugo Alfvén, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist (b. 1872).
  • 1967: Elmer Rice, American playwright (b. 1892).
  • 1975: Avery Brundage, American athlete, art collector and businessman (b. 1887).
  • 1979: Talcott Parsons, American sociologist (b.1902).
  • 1981: Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896).
  • 1982: Neil Bogart, American record producer, co-founder of Casablanca Records (b.1943).
  • 1982: Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian Formula 1 driver (b.1950).
  • 1983: John Fante, American writer and screenwriter (b.1909).
  • 1985: Theodore Sturgeon, American science fiction writer (b. 1918).
  • 1985: Dolph Sweet, American actor (b.1920).
  • 1988: Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer (b. 1907).
  • 1990: Luigi Nono, Italian composer of contemporary music (b.1924).
  • 1991: Rudolf Serkin, Austrian pianist, nationalized American (b.1903).
  • 1993: Carmen Casco de Lara Castro, Paraguayan activist (b.1918).
  • 1993: Avram Davidson, American military and writer (b. 1923).
  • 1993: Gabriel Pita da Veiga y Sanz, sailor and Spanish minister (b. 1909).
  • 1994: George Peppard (65), American actor (b.1928).
  • 1995: Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (b.1953).
  • 1996: Beryl Burton, British cyclist (b.1937).
  • 1996: Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (b.1926).
  • 1996: Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (b.1913).
  • 1998: Poty Lazzarotto, Brazilian engraver, designer, ceramist, lithographer and muralist (b.1924).
  • 1999: Dirk Bogarde, British actor and screenwriter (b.1921).
  • 1999: Dana Plato, American actress (b.1964).
  • 2000: Guadalupe “Pita” Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918).
  • 2001: Luis Mackenna Shiell, Chilean lawyer and politician (b.1916).
  • 2001: Jorge Lardé y Larín, Salvadoran historian (b.1920).
  • 2002: Juan Miguel Lope Blanch, Spanish philologist (b.1927).
  • 2003: Elvira Pagã, vedette, actress, singer, writer and Brazilian painter (b.1920).
  • 2005: Jean Carrière, French writer (b.1928).
  • 2005: Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine motor racing driver (b. 1981).
  • 2008: Eddy Arnold, American singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor (b.1918).
  • 2008: François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (b.1982).
  • 2010: Joaquín Capilla, Mexican diver (b.1928).
  • 2010: Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian chess player (b.1911).
  • 2011: Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b.1948).
  • 2012: Caloi, Argentine cartoonist and cartoonist (b. 1948).
  • 2012: Maurice Sendak, American writer and illustrator (b.1928).
  • 2013: Alfred Benlloch Llorach, Spanish inventor (b.1917).
  • 2013: Jeanne Cooper, American actress (b.1928).
  • 2013: Bryan Forbes, British actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b.1926).
  • 2014: Yago Lamela, Spanish athlete (b. 1977).
  • 2014: Jair Rodrigues, Brazilian singer (b.1939).
  • 2019: Sprent Dabwido, Nauru politician, president of Nauru between 2011 and 2013 (b.1972).
  • 2020: Trinche Carlovich, former Argentine footballer (b.1946).
  • 2020: Pedro Pablo León, former Peruvian footballer n (. 1943).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 8 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
  • Spain: Scholarship Day.
  • Victory in Europe Day
  • Days of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Honor of Those Who Lost Their Life in World War II
  • Korea: Father’s Day.
  • Mexico: Birth of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
  • United States, (Mississippi): Emancipation Day.
  • Paraguay: Paraguayan Chemist Day.
  • Virgin of Cuapa Day (Nicaragua).
  • International donkey day.
  • West Ham United International Fan Day. is celebrated for the first time anywhere in the world (virtually due to the pandemic) “Mark Noble FEST”. Celebration coinciding with the birth of one of his greatest soccer figures. On this day, the fanatic hammer celebrates being the best club in the world and committing himself, always supporting himself, whether in adversity or in fortune.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 8 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Our Lady of Luján
  • Our Lady of Cuapa
  • Saint Acacius of Byzantium
  • Saint Arsenio de Scete
  • Saint Boniface IV, pope
  • Saint Desideratus of Bourges
  • Saint Denis, Bishop
  • Saint Gibrian
  • Saint Heladius of Auxerre
  • Saint Metron
  • Saint Peter of Tarantasia
  • Saint Victor of Milan
  • Saint Wiro and companions
  • Blessed Amado Ronconi
  • Blessed Angel of Massaccio
  • Blessed Luis Rabatá
  • Blessed Mary Catherine of Saint Augustine
  • Blessed Ulrica Nisch.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 8 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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