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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1926

A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Event
1926

David Attenborough, naturalist

Birth
1926

Richard F Attenborough, environmentalist/zoologist (BBC)

Birth
1926

Don Rickles, Queens NY, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey)

Birth
1926

David Attenborough, producer/TV host/scientist

Birth
1927

Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)

Birth
1927

Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)

Birth
1928

Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)

Birth
1928

William Jay Sydeman, composer

Birth
1929

NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pirates, 11-0

Event
1929

Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway

Event
1929

V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)

Birth
1930

Heather Harper, soprano

Birth
1930

Doug Atkins, Humbolt Tn, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints)

Birth
1930

Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61

Death
1930

Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap and Cold Mountain Poems)

Birth
1931

Charles M Wilson, composer

Birth
1931

Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London

Event
1932

Albert Thomas, French socialist politician

Death
1933

Alistair Service, writer/publisher

Birth
1934

Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge

Birth
1934

Roger Kendrick, governor (Dartmoor Prison)

Birth
1934

Sonny Liston, US heavyweight boxing chmap (1962-64)

Birth
1935

Salome Jens, Milwaukee Wisc, actress (From Here to Eternity)

Birth
1935

Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)

Birth