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Tuesday May 8, 2018

May 8: Day of the Week

May 8, 2018 was the 128th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 237 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1821
    Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia.
  • 1924
    the Klaipėda Convention is signed formally incorporating Klaipėda Region (Memel Territory) into Lithuania.
  • 1927
    Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli disappeared after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane.
  • 1941
    The German Luftwaffe launch a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby
  • 1945
    Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.
  • 1970
    The Hard Hat riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.
  • 1972
    Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
  • 1984
    Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
  • 1987
    The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 1997
    A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.

Who were born on May 8?

  • 1839
    Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (d. 1920)
  • 1895
    Edmund Wilson, American writer (d. 1972)
  • 1916
    João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist
  • 1958
    Lovie Smith, American professional football coach
  • 1963
    Anthony Field, Australian musician and actor
  • 1964
    Bobby Labonte, American race car driver
  • 1968
    Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
  • 1970
    Luis Enrique, Spanish football player
  • 1975
    Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer
  • 1983
    Roberto Vitiello, Italian footballer

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