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Wednesday May 8, 2019

May 8: Day of the Week

May 8, 2019 is the 128th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1788
    The French Parlement is suspended to be replaced by the creation of forty-seven new courts.
  • 1877
    At Gilmore’s Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.
  • 1902
    In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 1946
    Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
  • 1973
    A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.
  • 1984
    The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

Who were born on May 8?

  • 1629
    Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)
  • 1786
    Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)
  • 1847
    Oscar Hammerstein I, American theater producer and impresario (d. 1919)
  • 1853
    Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)
  • 1895
    Fulton J. Sheen, American bishop (d. 1979)
  • 1925
    Ali Hassan Mwinyi, President of Tanzania
  • 1937
    Mike Cuellar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1969
    Akebono Taro, American sumo wrestler, the 64th Yokozuna
  • 1981
    Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer
  • 1987
    Mark Noble, English footballer

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