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Sunday May 8, 2022

May 8: Day of the Week

May 8, 2022 was the 128th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 237 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 589
    Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo.
  • 1450
    Jack Cade’s Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
  • 1877
    At Gilmore’s Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.
  • 1899
    The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
  • 1912
    Paramount Pictures is founded.
  • 1941
    The German Luftwaffe launch a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby
  • 1972
    Vietnam War – U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
  • 1978
    First ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.
  • 1984
    Thames Barrier officially opened.
  • 1987
    The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.

Who were born on May 8?

  • 1835
    Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1899
    Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)
  • 1920
    Saul Bass, American graphic designer and filmmaker (d. 1996)
  • 1920
    Tom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (d. 1991)
  • 1928
    Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (d. 2010)
  • 1929
    Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • 1942
    Norman Lamont, British politician
  • 1945
    Keith Jarrett, American musician
  • 1953
    Billy Burnette, American singer and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1980
    Keyon Dooling, American basketball player

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