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Sunday May 8, 2022

May 8: Day of the Week

May 8, 2022 is the 128th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1794
    Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme Générale, is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on the same day in Paris.
  • 1899
    The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
  • 1933
    Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 1945
    World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
  • 1963
    South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.
  • 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
    The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1987
    The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 1988
    A fire at Illinois Bell‘s Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the 'worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history’and still the worst to occur on Mother’s Day.

Who were born on May 8?

  • 1906
    Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    Heather Harper, Irish singer
  • 1951
    Chris Frantz, American musician (Talking Heads)
  • 1953
    Billy Burnette, American singer and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1963
    Terry Christian, British radio and television presenter
  • 1968
    Nathalie Normandeau, Quebec politician
  • 1970
    Luis Enrique, Spanish football player
  • 1974
    Korey Stringer, American football player (d. 2001)
  • 1981
    Björn Dixgård, Swedish guitarist, singer, songwriter
  • 1985
    Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress

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