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Friday May 8, 1942

May 8, 1942: Day of the Week

May 8, 1942 was the 128th day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 237 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

A person born on this day will be 77 years old today. If that same person saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $6,509.75 today.

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Here’s the May 1942 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1942 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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Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).

May 8, 1942 Historical Event(s)

  • 1942
    World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.

Who were born on May 8, 1942?

  • 1942
    Norman Lamont, British politician
  • 1942
    Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer

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