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Aarne Nirk (born 8 May 1987 in Tartu) is an Estonian hurdler.
The Academy Award for Best Film Editing is one of the annual awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, FRSC (May 8, 1839 – June 27, 1920) was a Canadian judge, author, and lyricist.
Adriaan Pelt (8 May 1892, in Koog aan de Zaan – 11 April 1981, in Hermance near Geneva,Switzerland) was a Dutch journalist, international civil servant and diplomat, most famous for drafting the post war constitution of Libya As a reporter for the newspaper De Telegraaf he lived during the First World War in London and Paris.
Adrián González Savín (born May 8, 1982), also known by his nicknames A-Gon and Titán, is an American born Mexican professional baseball first baseman who is currently a free agent.
Ageeda Paavel (sometimes cited as Ageeda-Andrea Paavel) (born 15 August 1930) is an Estonian woman who, as a schoolgirl, on the night of 8 May 1946, together with her school friend Aili Jürgenson, blew up a Soviet war monument (a wooden memorial topped with a star): the preceding monument to the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
Ahmad Sanjar (Persian: احمد سنجر; full name: Muizz ad-Dunya wa ad-Din Adud ad-Dawlah Abul-Harith Ahmad Sanjar ibn Malik-Shah) (b. 1085 – d. 8 May 1157) was the Seljuq ruler of Khorasan from 1097 until in 1118 Encyclopædia Iranica when he became the Sultan of the Seljuq Empire, which he ruled as until his death in 1157.
Aili Jõgi (née Aili Jürgenson, born 25 May 1931 in Tallinn) is an Estonian schoolgirl who on the night of 8 May 1946, together with her school friend Ageeda Paavel, blew up a Soviet War reburial monument (a wooden memorial topped with a star): the preceding monument to the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.
is an American-born Japanese professional wrestler and former sumo wrestler from Waimānalo, Hawaii.
Aleksandr Yuryevich Kovalenko (Александр Юрьевич Коваленко) (born May 8, 1963) is a retired USSR triple jumper who won the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Alexander Arthur Van Halen (born May 8, 1953) is a Dutch American musician, and the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
Alexander Dmitriyevich Balashov (Александр Дмитриевич Балашов) (13 July 1770 in Moscow – 8 May 1837) was a Russian general and statesman.
Ali Bey al-Kabir (Mgebrishvili) (علي بك الكبير) (1728 – 8 May 1773) was a Mamluk leader of Egypt from 1768 to 1769, 1772, or 1773.
Ali Hassan Mwinyi (born 8 May 1925 in Kivure, Pwani Region, Tanzania) is a retired politician who served as the second President of the United Republic of Tanzania from 1985 to 1995.
Aloysius Viktor Stepinac (Alojzije Viktor Stepinac, 8 May 1898 – 10 February 1960) was a Croatian prelate of the Catholic Church and war criminal.
Saint Amato Ronconi (1225 – 8 May 1292) was an Italian Roman Catholic who became a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order due to his desire to follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi.
The American Indian Movement (AIM) is an American Indian advocacy group in the United States, founded in July 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ampon Tangnoppakul (อำพล ตั้งนพกุล;; 1 January 1948 – 8 May 2012), commonly known in Thai as Ah Kong (อากง; meaning 'grandpa') or in English as Uncle SMS, was a Thai national accused of sending four Short Message Service (SMS) messages from his cell phones to Somkiat Khrongwatthanasuk, secretary of then Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
Anamaria Tămârjan (born May 8, 1991 in Constanţa) is a Romanian artistic gymnast.
André Boulerice (born May 8, 1946 in Joliette, Quebec) is a Canadian politician from Quebec and gay rights activist.
André Michel Lwoff (8 May 1902 – 30 September 1994) was a French microbiologist and Nobel laureate.
Andrea Alciato (8 May 149212 January 1550), commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus), was an Italian jurist and writer.
Andrea Barzagli, Ufficiale OMRI (born 8 May 1981) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Italian club Juventus.
Andrew E. Svenson (May 8, 1910 – August 21, 1975) was an American children's author, publisher, and partner in the Stratemeyer Syndicate.
Aneurin Barnard (born 8 May 1987) is a Welsh stage and screen actor.
Angelo Italia (8 May 1628 – 5 May 1700) was an Italian Jesuit and Baroque architect, who was born in Licata and died in Palermo.
Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.
Angus Gary Young Scott (born 8 May 1967 in Bristol) is a British sports television presenter.
Anne Voase Coates (12 December 1925 – 8 May 2018) was a British film editor with a more than 60-year-long career.
Anthony Donald Joseph Field, AM (born 8 May 1963) is an Australian musician, actor, songwriter and producer.
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution;; 26 August 17438 May 1794) CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) was a French nobleman and chemist who was central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and who had a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology.
Apulia (Puglia; Pùglia; Pulia; translit) is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south.
The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last opponent, Germany.
Saint Arsenius the Deacon, sometimes known as Arsenius of Scetis and Turah, Arsenius the Roman or Arsenius the Great, was a Roman imperial tutor who became an anchorite in Egypt, one of the most highly regarded of the Desert Fathers, whose teachings were greatly influential on the development of asceticism and the contemplative life.
Arthur Docters van Leeuwen (born May 8, 1945) is a Dutch politician, jurist and civil servant.
Arthur Quirk Bryan (May 8, 1899 – November 18, 1959) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian and radio personality, remembered best for his longtime recurring role as well-spoken, wisecracking Dr.
Atanas Georgiev Semerdzhiev (21 May 1924 – 8 May 2015) was a Bulgarian politician.
The Attorney General of California is the state attorney general of the Government of California.
Avery Brundage (September 28, 1887 – May 8, 1975) was the fifth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), serving from 1952 to 1972.
Avram Davidson (April 23, 1923 – May 8, 1993) was an American writer of fantasy fiction, science fiction, and crime fiction, as well as the author of many stories that do not fit into a genre niche.
Étienne-François, Marquis de Stainville, 1er Duc de Choiseul (28 June 1719 – 8 May 1785) was a French military officer, diplomat and statesman.
Paul Frappier (May 8, 1977February 11, 2011), (in French) better known by his stage name Bad News Brown (at times, also as BNB and Briz Brown), was a Montreal-based Canadian entertainer, musician, and hip hop MC of Haitian origin.
Barbara Radziwiłł (Barbara Radziwiłłówna, Barbora Radvilaitė; 6 December 1520/23 – 8 May 1551) was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as consort of Sigismund II Augustus, the last male monarch of the Jagiellon dynasty.
The Battle of Gravia Inn (Μάχη στο Χάνι της Γραβιάς) was fought between Greek revolutionaries and the Ottoman Empire during the Greek War of Independence.
The Battle of Jinyang was fought between the elite families of the State of Jin, the house of Zhao and the house of Zhi (智), in the Spring and Autumn period of China.
The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican–American War and was fought on May 8, 1846, on disputed ground five miles (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas.
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
The Battle of the Kerch Peninsula, which commenced with the Soviet Kerch-Feodosia landing operation (Керченско-Феодосийская десантная операция, Kerchensko-Feodosiyskaya desantnaya operatsiya) and ended with the German Operation Bustard Hunt (Unternehmen Trappenjagd), was a World War II battle between Erich von Manstein's German and Romanian 11th Army and Soviet Crimean Front forces in the Kerch Peninsula, in the eastern part of the Crimea.
Beatrice "Trixie" Helen Worsley (18 October 1921 – 8 May 1972) was the first female computer scientist in Canada.
Belarus (Беларусь, Biełaruś,; Беларусь, Belarus'), officially the Republic of Belarus (Рэспубліка Беларусь; Республика Беларусь), formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia (Белоруссия, Byelorussiya), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
Benny Yau (Traditional Chinese: 邱穟恆), born May 8, 1980 in Hong Kong; immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1988; is a Canadian television presenter, singer, and actor known for hosting What's On on Fairchild TV, and as the lead singer of the band The WestCoast Players.
Bernard Cleary (born May 8, 1937 in Mashteuiatsh, Quebec) is a Canadian politician.
Bernhard Rust (30 September 1883 – 8 May 1945) was Minister of Science, Education and National Culture (Reichserziehungsminister) in Nazi Germany.
Bershawn D. Jackson (born May 8, 1983) is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but is also a capable 400 m runner.
Bertalan Székely (8 May 1835, Kolozsvár - 21 August 1910, Budapest) was a Hungarian history and portrait painter who worked in the Romantic and Academic styles.
Beryl Burton, OBE (12 May 1937 – 5 May 1996) was an English racing cyclist who dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national records.
The Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India) is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
Nicholas Busick (June 1, 1954 – May 8, 2018) was an American professional wrestler and police officer, better known by his ring name Big Bully Busick.
William Laird Cowher (born May 8, 1957) is a former professional American football coach and player in the National Football League (NFL).
Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm Jr.; May 8, 1961) is an American politician and civil servant who is currently serving as the 109th Mayor of New York City.
Bill Legend (born William Arthur Fifield, 8 May 1944, Barking, Essex) is an English musician and former drummer for glam rock band T. Rex during their most successful period.
William Westwood Lockyer (born May 8, 1941) is a veteran California politician, who held elective office from 1973 to 2015, as State Treasurer of California, California Attorney General, and President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate.
Dorsey William "Billy" Burnette III (born May 8, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1995.
Björn Hans-Erik Dixgård (born 8 May 1981) is a Swedish musician (vocals, guitar).
Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett (May 8, 1913 – May 2, 1984) was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Bros., and the television shows Time for Beany and Beany and Cecil.
Robert Allen "Bobby" Labonte (born May 8, 1964) is an American professional stock car racing driver.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
The Bronze Soldier (Pronkssõdur, Бронзовый Солдат, Bronzovyj Soldat) is the informal name of a controversial Soviet World War II war memorial in Tallinn, Estonia, built at the site of several war graves, which were relocated to the nearby Tallinn Military Cemetery in 2007.
Brooks Phillip Victor Newmark (born 8 May 1958) was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Braintree until 2015.
Bryan Forbes CBE (born John Theobald Clarke; 22 July 1926 – 8 May 2013) was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist, described as a "Renaissance man"Falk Q..
Sombat Banchamek (สมบัติ บัญชาเมฆ, born May 8, 1982) AKA Buakaw Banchamek (บัวขาว บัญชาเมฆ, Buakaw meaning "white lotus") is a Thai welterweight Muay Thai kickboxer, who formerly fought out of Por.
Edwin A. "Bud" Shrake, Jr. (September 6, 1931 – May 8, 2009) was an American journalist, sportswriter, novelist, biographer and screenwriter.
The Buddhist crisis was a period of political and religious tension in South Vietnam between May and November 1963, characterized by a series of repressive acts by the South Vietnamese government and a campaign of civil resistance, led mainly by Buddhist monks.
Calabria (Calàbbria in Calabrian; Calavría in Calabrian Greek; Καλαβρία in Greek; Kalavrì in Arbëresh/Albanian), known in antiquity as Bruttium, is a region in Southern Italy.
The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.
Campania is a region in Southern Italy.
Candice Night (born May 8, 1971) is an American vocalist/lyricist, multi-instrumentalist for the traditional folk rock project Blackmore's Night since its origins in 1997, and wife of British guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.
Canoe.com is an English-language Canadian portal site and website network, and is a subsidiary of Postmedia Network.
Carl Philipp Stamitz ('Karel Stamic'; baptized 8 May 17459 November 1801), who changed his given name from Karl, was a German composer of partial Czech ancestry.
Carlos Emilio Gaviria Díaz (8 May 1937 – 31 March 2015) was a Colombian lawyer, professor and politician.
Carson Whitsett (May 1, 1945 – May 8, 2007) was an American keyboardist, songwriter, and record producer.
Casablanca Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group and operated under Republic Records.
The Blessed Mary Catherine of St.
The Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of Her Majesty's Exchequer, commonly known as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or simply the Chancellor, is a senior official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of Her Majesty's Treasury.
Saint Charbel Makhlouf, O.L.M. (or Sharbel Maklouf), (مار شربل, May 8, 1828 – December 24, 1898) was a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon.
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG (8 May 1670 – 10 May 1726) was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwynne.
Charles Eugène Jules Marie Nungesser (15 March 1892 – presumably on or after 8 May 1927) was a French ace pilot and adventurer, best remembered as a rival of Charles Lindbergh.
Charles Gregory "Bebe" Rebozo (November 17, 1912 – May 8, 1998) was a Florida banker and businessman who became infamous for being a friend and confidant of President Richard Nixon.
Charles Wriothesley (REYE-əths-lee; 8 May 1508 – 25 January 1562) was a long-serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.
Chief of the General Staff (CGS) has been the title of the professional head of the British Army since 1964.
China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 (CZ3456/CSN3456) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Chongqing to Shenzhen Huangtian Airport (now Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport), Guangdong, China.
Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati (born Balakrishna Menon; 8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993) was a Hindu spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation, to spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of the Vedas.
Charlton Christopher Frantz (born May 8, 1951) is an American musician and record producer.
Christina Cole (born 8 May 1982) is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Charles Cody "Chuck" Huber (born May 8, 1971) is an American voice actor, ADR director and ADR script writer primarily known for his work for Funimation and OkraTron 5000.
Jose María González Castrillo, more known as Chumy Chúmez, (May 8, 1927 - April 10, 2003) was a Spanish cartoon humorist, writer and film director.
Claes Rålamb (8 May 1622 – 14 March 1698) was a Swedish statesman.
Claude Castonguay, (born May 8, 1929) is a Canadian politician, educator and businessman.
Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Prince de Martigues, Marquis then Duc de Villars, Vicomte de Melun (8 May 1653 – 17 June 1734) was a general of Louis XIV of France, one of only six Marshals who have been promoted to Marshal General of France.
Cláudio André Mergen Taffarel (born 8 May 1966) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is the goalkeeping coach of the Brazil national team and Galatasaray.
Coca-Cola, or Coke (also Pemberton's Cola at certain Georgian vendors), is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.
The Cocos Islands mutiny was a failed mutiny by Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) soldiers against British officers, on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on May 8, 1942, during the Second World War.
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, on the eastern border of Mississippi, United States, located primarily east, but also north and northeast of the Tombigbee River, which is also referred to as the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
The Cross of Valour (Croix de la vaillance) is a decoration that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the second highest award (surpassed only by the Victoria Cross), the highest honour available for Canadian civilians, and the highest of the three Canadian Bravery Decorations.
Dennis Joseph "Dan" Brouthers (May 8, 1858 – August 2, 1932) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball whose career spanned the period from to, with a brief return in.
Dana Michelle Plato (born Dana Michelle Strain; November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress who was notable for having played the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, from 1978 to 1986.
Daniel Ray Whitten (May 8, 1943 – November 18, 1972) was an American musician and songwriter best known for his work with Neil Young's backing band Crazy Horse, and for the song "I Don't Want To Talk About It", a hit for Rod Stewart and Everything but the Girl.
Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter, and podcaster.
The Province of Davao (Spanish: Provincia de Dávao; Cebuano: Lalawigan sa Dabaw) was a province of the Philippines in the island of Mindanao.
Davao del Norte (Amihanang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
Davao del Sur (Habagatang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
Davao Oriental (Sidlakang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
David Alexander De Horne Rowntree (born 8 May 1964) is an English musician, politician, solicitor and animator.
Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and naturalist.
David Hurst (born Heinrich Theodor Hirsch on 8 May 1926) is an Anglo-German actor.
David King (born 8 May 1984) is an English former competitive pair skater who represented Great Britain.
David Charles Robert Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland (born 8 May 1959), is a British peer and landowner.
David Michael Barclay Sole OBE (born 8 May 1962) is a former Scottish rugby union footballer.
David Anthony Vines (born 8 May 1949), is an Australian economist teaching at Oxford University.
David Francis Williamson, Baron Williamson of Horton (8 May 1934 – 30 August 2015) was a senior British and European civil servant, as well as a member of the House of Lords.
David Winning (born May 8, 1961) is a Canadian and American dual Citizen film and television director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and occasional actor.
André "Dédé" Fortin (17 November 1962 – 8 May 2000) was a founding member, frontman, and vocalist of the Québécois band Les Colocs, formed in 1990.
Denis Lortie (born March 10, 1959) is a former Canadian Forces corporal.
The Deputy First Minister for Wales (Dirprwy Brif Weinidog Cymru) is the deputy leader of the Welsh Government, the devolved administration for Wales.
This is a list of Deputy Premiers of Quebec (French: Vice-premier ministres du Québec (masculine) or Vice-première ministres du Québec (feminine)).
Desideratus (died 550) was a French saint in the Christian church from Soissons.
Devon Soltendieck (born May 8, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian television entertainment reporter.
Dinesh Kumar Patel (born May 8, 1989, in Lucknow, India) is an Indian right-handed baseball pitcher who played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Sir Dirk Bogarde (born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde; 28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999) was an English actor and writer.
Dmitri Ustritski (born 8 May 1975 in Tallinn) is a former Estonian professional footballer.
Adolphus Jean Sweet (July 18, 1920 – May 8, 1985) was an American actor, credited with nearly 60 television and film roles as well as several roles in stage productions before his death from cancer in 1985.
Dominic Paul DiMaggio (February 12, 1917 – May 8, 2009), nicknamed "The Little Professor", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder.
Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and author.
Doris May Fisher Stokes (6 January 1920 – 8 May 1987), born Doris Sutton, was a British spiritualist and professional medium.
Douglas Leon Atkins (May 8, 1930 – December 30, 2015) was an American football defensive end who played for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL).
Ed Gilbert (born Edmund Francis Giesbert on June 29, 1931 – May 8, 1999) was an American actor, with extensive credits in both live action roles and voice work in animation, although he was better known for the latter.
Edd J. Roush (May 8, 1893 – March 21, 1988) was a Major League Baseball player who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was an American country music singer who performed for six decades.
An edict is a decree or announcement of a law, often associated with monarchism, but it can be under any official authority.
Edmund Gibson Ross (December 7, 1826May 8, 1907) was a politician who represented Kansas after the American Civil War and was later governor of the New Mexico Territory.
Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer and critic who explored Freudian and Marxist themes.
Edward Foxe (c. 1496 – 8 May 1538) was an English churchman, Bishop of Hereford.
Edward George Honey (1885–1922) was an Australian soldier and journalist who suggested the idea of a moment of silence on Armistice Day (now known as Remembrance Day).
Edward Gibbon FRS (8 May 173716 January 1794) was an English historian, writer and Member of Parliament.
Edward Tompkins (1815–1872) was an American lawyer.
Elvira Olivieri Cozzolino (6 September 1920 – 8 May 2003), better known by her stage name Elvira Pagã, was a Brazilian vedette and actress, singer, writer and painter.
Elyes Cherif Gabel (born 8 May 1983) is an English actor.
Emancipation Day is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
Emil Christian Hansen (8 May 1842 – 27 August 1909) was a Danish mycologist and fermentation physiologist.
Emperor Duanzong of Song (10 July 1269 – 8 May 1278), personal name Zhao Shi, was the 17th emperor of the Song dynasty in China and the eighth emperor of the Southern Song dynasty.
Emperor Taizong of Song (20 November 939 – 8 May 997), personal name Zhao Jiong, was the second emperor of the Song dynasty in China.
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
Eric Brittingham (born May 8, 1960) is an American bass guitarist best known for playing in the band Cinderella.
Erin Brockovich is a 2000 American biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant.
Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford (11 January 1922, Cole Green, Norfolk, England – 8 May 1986) was a noted 20th-century British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics.
Ethan Gage (born May 8, 1991) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Swedish club Nyköpings BIS.
Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev (Russian Cyrillic: Евгений Александрович Лебедев; born 8 May 1980) is the Russian British owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd, which owns the London Evening Standard, The Independent and the TV channel, London Live.
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Dame Felicity Ann Emwhyla Lott, (born 8 May 1947) is an English soprano.
Felix Jones, Jr. (born May 8, 1987) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The ferme générale ("general farm") was, in ancien régime France, essentially an outsourced customs, excise and indirect tax operation.
Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (8 May 1903 – 26 February 1971), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer.
Field Marshal has been the highest rank in the British Army since 1736.
Fox Theatres was a large chain of movie theaters in the United States dating from the 1920s either built by Fox Film studio owner William Fox, or subsequently merged in 1929 by Fox with the West Coast Theatres chain, to form the Fox West Coast Theatres chain.
François Coli (June 5, 1881 – presumably on or after May 8, 1927) was a French pilot and navigator best known as the one-eyed flying partner of Charles Nungesser in their doomed, fatal attempt to achieve the first transatlantic flight.
François Sterchele (14 March 1982 – 8 May 2008) was a Belgian footballer who played for Germinal Beerschot and Club Brugge.
Francis DeSales Ouimet (May 8, 1893 – September 2, 1967) was an American amateur golfer who is frequently referred to as the "father of amateur golf" in the United States.
Franco Baresi (born 8 May 1960) is an Italian football youth team coach and a former player and manager.
Frederick I of Ansbach and Bayreuth (also known as Frederick V; Friedrich II. or Friedrich der Ältere; 8 May 1460 – 4 April 1536) was born at Ansbach as the eldest son of Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg by his second wife Anna, daughter of Frederick II, Elector of Saxony.
Friedrich August von Hayek (8 May 189923 March 1992), often referred to by his initials F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian-British economist and philosopher best known for his defense of classical liberalism.
Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio.
The Furry Dance (pronounced /ˈfʌri/), takes place in Helston, Cornwall, UK.
Wilhelm Friedrich "Gaius" de Gaay Fortman (8 May 1911 – 29 March 1997) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
Galen Rupp (born May 8, 1986) is an American long-distance runner.
Garth Montgomery Williams (April 16, 1912 – May 8, 1996) was an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books.
Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s.
Gary Vincent Lunn, (born May 8, 1957 in Trail, British Columbia) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands.
Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American man of letters.
Gastón Hugo Mazzacane (born 8 May 1975) is an Argentine racing driver.
Field Marshal Sir Geoffrey Harding Baker, (20 June 1912 – 8 May 1980) was Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, from 1968 to 1971.
Colonel George Bruce Malleson (8 May 1825 – 1 March 1898) was an English officer in India and author.
Charles George Male (8 May 1910 – 19 February 1998) was an English footballer.
George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor.
George Woodcock (May 8, 1912 – January 28, 1995) was a Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, an essayist and literary critic.
The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe.
Gert Kruys (born 8 May 1961 in Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager and former player.
Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve (January 18, 1950 – May 8, 1982), known as Gilles Villeneuve, was a Canadian racing driver.
Luigi Emilio Rodolfo Bertetti Bianco, better known as Gino Bianco (July 22, 1916 – May 8, 1984) was a racing driver from Brazil.
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (sometimes Latinized as Johannes Antonius Scopolius) (3 June 1723 – 8 May 1788) was an Italian physician and naturalist.
Giovanni Battista Gaulli (8 May 1639 – 2 April 1709), also known as Baciccio or Baciccia (Genoese nicknames for Giovanni Battista), was an Italian artist working in the High Baroque and early Rococo periods.
Girija Devi (8 May 1929 – 24 October 2017) was an Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas.
The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.
Gonçalo Rocha Abecasis (born 1976) is a Portuguese American biomedical researcher at the University of Michigan and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health.
Gordon Lee (Bill) McClymont, AO (8 May 1920 – 6 May 2000), was an Australian agricultural scientist, ecologist, and educationist.
The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution (Ελληνική Επανάσταση, Elliniki Epanastasi, or also referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as the Αγώνας, Agonas, "Struggle"; Ottoman: يونان عصياني Yunan İsyanı, "Greek Uprising"), was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist.
Howard Robert Horvitz (born May 8, 1947) is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with Sydney Brenner and John E. Sulston.
Haakon V Magnusson (10 April 1270 – 8 May 1319) (Old Norse: Hákon Magnússon; Norwegian: Håkon Magnusson) was king of Norway from 1299 until 1319.
The Halifax VE-Day riots, 7–8 May 1945 in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia began as a celebration of the World War II Victory in Europe.
Haljand Udam (May 8, 1936 – December 17, 2005) was an Estonian orientalist and translator.
Hanoi (or; Hà Nội)) is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. The population in 2015 was estimated at 7.7 million people. The city lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is north of Ho Chi Minh City and west of Hai Phong city. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945). In 1873 Hanoi was conquered by the French. From 1883 to 1945, the city was the administrative center of the colony of French Indochina. The French built a modern administrative city south of Old Hanoi, creating broad, perpendicular tree-lined avenues of opera, churches, public buildings, and luxury villas, but they also destroyed large parts of the city, shedding or reducing the size of lakes and canals, while also clearing out various imperial palaces and citadels. From 1940 to 1945 Hanoi, as well as the largest part of French Indochina and Southeast Asia, was occupied by the Japanese. On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). The Vietnamese National Assembly under Ho Chi Minh decided on January 6, 1946, to make Hanoi the capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North's victory in the Vietnam War. October 2010 officially marked 1,000 years since the establishment of the city. The Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural is a ceramic mosaic mural created to mark the occasion.
Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. (11 January 1858 – 8 May 1947) was an American-British retail magnate who founded the London-based department store Selfridges.
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Harry James Wells (born 8 May 1932) is an Australian former representative rugby league footballer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Heather Harper CBE (born 8 May 1930) is an operatic soprano from Northern Ireland.
Heino Heinrich Reichsgraf von Flemming (8 May 1632 – 1 March 1706) was a Saxon, later Brandenburger army leader and Field Marshal and Governor of Berlin.
Heinrich Berté, born Heinrich Bettelheim (8 May 1858 in Galgócz, Hungary (now Hlohovec, Slovakia) – 23 August 1924 in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) was an Austria-Hungarian composer of operas and operettas.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya; 8 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875.
Helston (Hellys) is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Henry Baker (8 May 1698 – 25 November 1774) was an English naturalist.
Henry Dunant (born Jean-Henri Dunant; 8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henri Dunant, was a Swiss businessman and social activist, the founder of the Red Cross, and the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Henry Joseph Nicols (August 9, 1973 – May 8, 2000) was an American HIV/AIDS activist who became the first American student to intentionally disclose his HIV infection to his community in March 1991.
Hernando de Soto (1495 – May 21, 1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first Spanish and European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States (through Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and most likely Arkansas).
is a Japanese manga artist from Hokkaidō.
Honorius (Flavius Honorius Augustus; 9 September 384 – 15 August 423) was Western Roman Emperor from 393 to 423.
The Huế Phật Đản shootings were the deaths of nine unarmed Buddhist civilians on 8 May 1963 in the city of Huế, South Vietnam at the hands of the army and security forces of the Roman Catholic government of Ngô Đình Diệm.
Hugh J. Silverman (August 17, 1945 – May 8, 2013) was an American philosopher and cultural theorist whose writing, lecturing, teaching, editing, and international conferencing participated in the development of a postmodern network.
Iain Stewart Macmillan (20 October 1938 – 8 May 2006) was the Scottish photographer famous for taking the cover photograph for The Beatles' album Abbey Road in 1969.
Ian "H" Watkins (born 8 May 1976) is a Welsh singer, dancer, stage actor and one of two male singers of the British pop group Steps.
is a Japanese actress and a J-pop singer.
Illinois Bell Telephone Company is the name of the Bell Operating Company serving Illinois.
The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN; Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍 or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun, "Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's defeat and surrender in World War II.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 17 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn published a "Manifesto for Irish Literary Theatre" in 1897, in which they proclaimed their intention of establishing a national theater for Ireland.
Irwin Cotler, PC, OC (born May 8, 1940) was the Member of Parliament for Mount Royal from 1999 to 2015.
The Italian football league system, also known as the Italian football pyramid, refers to the hierarchically interconnected league system for the association football in Italy, that consists of 594 divisions having 3332 teams (excluding Seconda and Terza Categoria), in which all divisions are bound together by the principle of promotion and relegation, with one team from San Marino also competing.
Izabela Kloc (born May 8, 1963 in Mikołów) is a Polish politician.
John Henry Constantine Whitehead FRS (11 November 1904 – 8 May 1960), known as Henry, was a British mathematician and was one of the founders of homotopy theory.
John Meade Falkner (8 May 1858 – 22 July 1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet.
Jack Cade was the leader of a popular revolt against the government of England in 1450.
John Charlton, (born 8 May 1935) is an English former footballer and manager who played as a defender.
Jacques Heim (8 May 1899 – 8 January 1967) was a French fashion designer and costume designer for theater and film, and was a manufacturer of women's furs.
Jair Rodrigues de Oliveira (February 6, 1939 – May 8, 2014) was a Brazilian musician and singer.
James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington (born 8 May 1940) is a British businessman.
James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger (May 8, 1895 in Wheeling, West Virginia – July 27, 1962) was an American aviation pioneer.
James Anthony Traficant Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.
Jang Woo-hyuk (Hangul: 장우혁; Hanja: 張佑赫; born May 8, 1978) is a South Korean singer and rapper.
Janine Winton Haines, AM (née Carter, 8 May 1945 – 20 November 2004) was an Australian politician who was a Senator for South Australia from 1977 to 1978 and again from 1981 to 1990.
Javed Burki (Urdu: جاوید برکی) (born 8 May 1938) is a Pakistani former cricketer who played in 25 Tests from 1960 to 1969 to eventually become an ICC match referee.
Jean Carrière (born 6 August 1928 Nîmes – 7–8 May 2005 Domessargues near Nîmes) was a French writer.
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist and writer who worked in the Franco-Belgian ''bandes dessinées'' (BD) tradition.
Jean Langlais (15 February 1907 – 8 May 1991) was a French composer of modern classical music, organist, and improviser.
Wilma Jeanne Cooper (October 25, 1928 – May 8, 2013) was an American actress, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless (1973–2013).
Jeffrey Wincott (born May 8, 1956) is a Canadian actor and martial artist best known for his Gemini Award-nominated lead role in the television series Night Heat. Wincott currently lives and works in the United States, and has had numerous roles in film, television, and theatre.
Jerry McMorris (October 9, 1940 – May 8, 2012) was the principal owner of the Colorado Rockies of the National League from through.
José de Jesús Arellano Alcocer (born May 8, 1973 in Monterrey, Nuevo León), is a retired Mexican football player.
Jin (Old Chinese: *), originally known as Tang (唐), was a major state during the middle part of the Zhou dynasty, based near the centre of what was then China, on the lands attributed to the legendary Xia dynasty: the southern part of modern Shanxi.
Joan I of Auvergne (8 May 1326 – 29 September 1360, Chateau d'Argilly) was ruling Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1332–1360, and Queen of France by her marriage to King John II.
Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc; 6 January c. 1412Modern biographical summaries often assert a birthdate of 6 January for Joan, which is based on a letter from Lord Perceval de Boulainvilliers on 21 July 1429 (see Pernoud's Joan of Arc By Herself and Her Witnesses, p. 98: "Boulainvilliers tells of her birth in Domrémy, and it is he who gives us an exact date, which may be the true one, saying that she was born on the night of Epiphany, 6 January"). – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.
Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid "João" de Havelange (8 May 1916 – 16 August 2016) was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, athlete and centenarian who served as the seventh President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998.
Joe Bonamassa (born May 8, 1977) is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Johan Ludwig William Valdemar Jensen, mostly known as Johan Jensen (8 May 1859 – 5 March 1925), was a Danish mathematician and engineer.
Carl Johan Georg Pehrson (born 8 May 1968) is a Swedish politician with the Liberal People's Party.
Johannes Kotkas (3 February 1915 – 8 May 1998) was a heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Estonia who won a gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
John Anderson Jr. (May 8, 1917 – September 15, 2014) was the 36th Governor of Kansas having served from 1961 until 1965.
John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 5th Baron Decies PC (5 December 1866 – 31 January 1944), styled The Honourable John Beresford until 1910, was an Anglo-Irish army officer, civil servant and polo player in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an Italian-American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.
John Alexander Fraser (December 19, 1881 – May 8, 1959) was a Canadian amateur soccer player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.
John Fred Gourrier (May 8, 1941 – April 14, 2005), known by his stage name John Fred, was an American blue-eyed soul, swamp pop, R&R, and R&B performer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, best known for the 1968 hit song "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)".
John Kevin Maine (born May 8, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
John Michael Talbot (born May 8, 1954) is an American Catholic singer-songwriter, guitarist, author, television presenter and founder of a monastic community known as the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.
John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was an American pharmacist who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola.
John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan PC (born 8 May 1947) is a British Labour Party politician.
Sir John Robertson, (15 October 1816 – 8 May 1891) was an Australian politician and Premier of New South Wales on five occasions.
John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge OBE (8 May 1904 – 26 March 1996) was a British newsreader and commentator on BBC Radio.
John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire KG, KB (24 November 1427 – 8 May 1473) was an English nobleman, the youngest son of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.
John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) was a New Hampshire native who served as an officer in the British Army during the French and Indian war and a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
John Stuart Mill, also known as J.S. Mill, (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant.
John Kakuhura Raymond Timu (born 8 May 1969) is a New Zealand former rugby league and rugby union footballer of the 1980s and 1990s who achieved international selection for his country in both rugby codes, appearing in 26 tests for the All Blacks in union and nine for the Kiwis in league.
John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester KG (8 May 1427 – 18 October 1470) was an English nobleman and scholar, Lord High Treasurer, Lord High Constable and Deputy Governor of Ireland.
Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F. (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St.
Johnny Greaves (born Australia, 1943) is a former rugby league player for the St. George Dragons, Canterbury Bulldogs, New South Wales and for the Australian national side.
Jon Mark (born 8 May 1943) is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist, who is best known for his recordings with Marianne Faithfull, Sweet Thursday, John Mayall and Mark-Almond.
Jonathan Peter Dancy, FBA (born 8 May 1946) is a British philosopher, who has written on ethics and epistemology.
Jonathan "Jonny" William C. Searle MBE (born 8 May 1969) is a British rower.
Jordyn Pamela Huitema (born May 8, 2001) is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a forward.
Josef Antonius Heinrich Terboven (23 May 1898 – 8 May 1945) was a Nazi leader, best known as the Reichskommissar for Norway during the German occupation of Norway and the Quisling regime.
Joseph Patrick Teasdale (March 29, 1936 – May 8, 2014) was an American politician.
Joyce Ricketts (April 25, 1933 – May 8, 1992) was a right fielder who played from through in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Juan José Muñoz (3 June 1950 – 8 May 2013) was an Argentine businessman.
Juan Martin Goity (born 8 May 1983 in Puerto Madryn) accessed: 26 March 2010 is a German international rugby union player of Argentinian descent, playing for the German national rugby union team.
Juan Schwanner, János Schwanner (5 February 1921 – 8 May 2015) was a Hungarian–Chilean footballer and football manager.
Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 – 8 May 1842) was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.
Julian of Norwich (c. 8 November 1342 – c. 1416), also called Juliana of Norwich, was an English anchoress and an important Christian mystic and theologian.
Julieta Campos (8 May 1932 – 5 September 2007) was a Cuban-Mexican writer.
Jussi Markkanen (born May 8, 1975) is a former ice hockey goaltender.
Kamehameha I (– May 8 or 14, 1819), also known as Kamehameha the Great (full Hawaiian name: Kalani Paiea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiikui Kamehameha o Iolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea), was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Karl Marx (12 November 1897, Munich8 May 1985, Stuttgart) was a German composer, conductor, and educator.
Kathrin Bringmann (born 8 May 1977) is a German number theorist in the University of Cologne, Germany, who has made fundamental contributions to the theory of mock theta functions.
is a prolific Japanese manga writer (gensakusha), novelist and entrepreneur.
Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945) is an American jazz and classical music pianist.
Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Ken Whaley (5 November 1946 – 8 May 2013) Obit from Islington Gazette 15 May 2013 was a rock music bass guitar player, best known as a founding member of Help Yourself and Ducks Deluxe, and as a member of Deke Leonard's Iceberg, Man and The Tyla Gang.
Kevin Patrick Hayes (born May 8, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Klaipėda Convention (or Convention concerning the Territory of Memel) was an international agreement between Lithuania and the countries of the Conference of Ambassadors (United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Japan) signed in Paris on May 8, 1924.
The Klaipėda Region (Klaipėdos kraštas) or Memel Territory (Memelland or Memelgebiet) was defined by the Treaty of Versailles in 1920 and refers to the most northern part of the German province of East Prussia, when as Memelland it was put under the administration of the Council of Ambassadors.
Korey Damont Stringer (May 8, 1974 – August 1, 2001) was an American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons.
Kurt Anthony Tippett (born 8 May 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club and the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL) between 2007 and 2012, and 2013 and 2017 respectively.
L'Oiseau Blanc (commonly known in the English-speaking world as The White Bird) was a French Levasseur PL.8 biplane that disappeared in 1927, during an attempt to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight between Paris and New York City to compete for the Orteig Prize.
Larry Patrick Levis (September 30, 1946 – May 8, 1996) was an American poet.
Lars Fosgaard Eller (born 8 May 1989), nicknamed "The Tiger", is a Danish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence.
Lawrence Blanchard Vickers, Jr. (born May 8, 1983) is a former American football fullback.
László Paskai, O.F.M. (8 May 1927 – 17 August 2015) was a Hungarian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, He served as the archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest from 1987 to 2002.
Lucimar Ferreira da Silva (born 8 May 1978), commonly known as Lúcio, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Brasiliense as a central defender.
Leonard Hubert "Lennie" Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann PC GBS (born 8 May 1934) is a retired senior South African-British judge.
Lepo Sumera (8 May 1950 – 2 June 2000) was an Estonian composer and teacher.
Alexander Crichlow "Lex" Barker Jr. (May 8, 1919 – May 11, 1973) was an American actor best known for playing Tarzan of the Apes and leading characters from Karl May's novels.
Liam Robert Bridcutt (born 8 May 1989) is a professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Nottingham Forest.
Lila Bell Wallace (December 25, 1889 – May 8, 1984) was an American magazine publisher and philanthropist.
Lionel Edmund Rose MBE (21 June 1948 – 8 May 2011) was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title.
The United States Ambassador to Norway (formally the Ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of Norway) is the official representative of the President and the Government of the United States of America to the King and Government of Norway.
The Governor of Kansas is the head of the executive branch of Kansas's state governmentKS Const.
Following is a list of Governors of Missouri since its territory became part of the United States.
The following is a list of the Governors of the state of New Mexico (Spanish: Gobernadores de Nuevo México) and New Mexico Territory.
This list includes the two mayors of the Town of Mississauga (existing from 1968 to 1973), and the four mayors of the City of Mississauga (1974 to present), collectively the mayors of Mississauga, Ontario.
This is a list of articles about notable observed periods (days, weeks, months, and years) declared by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.
The Canadian province of New Brunswick was a British crown colony before it joined Canada in 1867.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.
In the United Kingdom there are at least six Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, serving as a commission for the ancient office of Lord High Treasurer.
Loughgall is a small village, townland (of 131 acres) and civil parish in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
The Loughgall Ambush took place on 8 May 1987 at the village of Loughgall, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (New Orleans, May 8, 1829 – Rio de Janeiro, December 18, 1869) was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano works.
Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), born Louis-Auguste, was the last King of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution.
Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958) is an American football coach.
Lucania (Leukanía) was an ancient area of Southern Italy.
Lucius Edward William Plantagenet Cary, 15th Viscount Falkland (born 8 May 1935) is a British nobleman and politician.
Luigi Nono (29 January 1924 – 8 May 1990) was an Italian avant-garde composer of classical music and remains one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century.
Luis Enrique Martínez García (born 8 May 1970), known as Luis Enrique, is a Spanish former professional footballer, and is a current manager.
Luis Miguel González Lucas (November 9, 1926 – May 8, 1996) was a famous bullfighter from Spain, better known as Luis Miguel Dominguín.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Magdalene of Canossa was born on 2 March 1774 in Verona to the Marquis Ottavio di Canossa (1740 - 1 October 1779) and Teresa Szluha (3 January 1753 - 19 May 1807; a Hungarian countess).
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.
Maicon Pereira de Oliveira (8 May 1988 – 8 February 2014) commonly known as Maicon, was a Brazilian footballer who played in the Ukrainian Premier League for most of his professional career.
or is the top division of the six divisions of professional sumo.
Manvel "Manny" Gamburyan (Մանվել Գամբուրյան; born May 8, 1981) is a retired Armenian-American fighter who competed in the UFC's Lightweight, Featherweight, and Bantamweight divisions.
Marcus Alexander Brigstocke (born 8 May 1973) is an English comedian, actor and satirist who also holds French citizenship.
Margarete Böhme (8 May 1867 – 23 May 1939) was, arguably, one of the most widely read German writers of the early 20th century.
Marge Kõrkjas (born 8 May 1974) is an Estonian Paralympic swimmer with a vision impairment, who has won seven medals at four Paralympics.
Mark James Noble (born 8 May 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a central midfielder and is captain of West Ham United.
Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter.
Martin Lyon Dobkin (born May 8, 1942) is a physician and former politician in Ontario, Canada.
Marvell Wynne (born May 8, 1986) is a retired American soccer player.
Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer.
Mary Quintard Govan Steele (May 8, 1922 – July 6, 1992) was a noted American author and naturalist.
Mary Elizabeth Henderson Stewart, Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch, (née Birkinshaw: 8 May 1903 – 28 December 1984) was a British politician and educator.
Maurice Norman (born 8 May 1934) is an English former footballer who played nearly 400 times in the Football League as a centre half for Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books.
Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer.
May 7 - Eastern Orthodox Church calendar - May 9 All fixed commemorations below celebrated on May 21 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
The Mayor of the City of New York is head of the executive branch of New York City's government.
Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress and television director.
Menashe Kadishman (Hebrew: מנשה קדישמן; August 21, 1932 - May 8, 2015) was an Israeli sculptor and painter.
Metin Tekin (born 8 May 1964 in İzmit, Turkey) is a former Turkish professional football player legendary of Beşiktaş JK.
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.
Michael Gwyl Bevan (born 8 May 1970) is a former Australian cricketer.
Michel Gondry (born 8 May 1963) is a French independent film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Michelle McManus (born 8 May 1980) is a Scottish singer, columnist, occasional television presenter, radio DJ and actress, who is best remembered as the winner of the second and final series of UK talent show Pop Idol in 2003.
Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor (8 May 1753 – 30 July 1811), more commonly known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or simply Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
Miguel Ángel Cuellar Santana (May 8, 1937 – April 2, 2010) was a Cuban left-handed starting pitcher who spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and California Angels.
Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach who was formerly a professional basketball player.
Michael James "Mike" German, Baron German, OBE (born 8 May 1945) is a British politician, serving currently as a member of the House of Lords and formerly as a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the South Wales East region.
Milton Meltzer (May 8, 1915 – September 19, 2009) was an American historian and author best known for his history nonfiction books on Jewish, African-American, and American history.
The Minister of Defence (Estonian: Kaitseminister) is the senior minister at the Ministry of Defence (Kaitseministeerium) in the Estonian Government.
The Minister of Justice is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for the Department of Justice, chief federal legal adviser and is also Attorney General of Canada.
The Minister of Natural Resources is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for Natural Resources Canada.
The Ministry of the Armed Forces (Ministre des Armées) is the French cabinet member charged with running the French Armed Forces.
Ministry of Police of Imperial Russia was created in the course of Government reform of Alexander I in 1810 and existed till 1819.
The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties; BZK) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for Domestic policy, Civil service, Public administration, Elections, Local governments, Intelligence and Kingdom Relations.
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.
Mladen Markač (born 8 May 1955) is a Croatian retired general.
Mordechai Anielewicz (מרדכי אנילביץ'; 1919 – 8 May 1943) was the leader of the Jewish Fighting Organization (Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa, ŻOB), which led the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; the largest Jewish insurrection during the Second World War, which inspired further rebellions in both ghettos and extermination camps.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
Prince Moulay Hassan (born 8 May 2003) is the heir apparent to the Moroccan throne.
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.
Mount Pelée (pronounced; Montagne Pelée meaning "bald mountain" or "peeled" mountain") is an active volcano at the northern end of Martinique, an island and French overseas department in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean.
Joseph Mwepu Ilunga (22 August 1949 – 8 May 2015) was a football defender from Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Nadine Chandrawinata (born May 8, 1984) was an Indonesian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned as 2005 Puteri Indonesia.
Nancy Malone (born Anne Josefa Maloney March 19, 1935 – May 8, 2014) was an American television actress from the 1950s to 1970s, who later moved into producing and directing in the 1980s and 1990s.
Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism.
Natalia Vadimovna Molchanova (Наталья Вадимовна Молчанова; 8 May 1962 – 2 August 2015) was a Russian champion free diver, multiple world record holder, and the former president of the Russian Free Dive Federation.
Natalija Obrenović (Наталија Обреновић; 15 May 1859 – 8 May 1941), née Keschko (Наталья Кешко), known as Natalie of Serbia, was the Princess consort of Serbia from 1875 to 1882 and then Queen consort of Serbia from 1882 to 1889, as the wife of Milan I of Serbia.
Nathalie Normandeau (born May 8, 1968 in Maria, Quebec) is a Quebec politician.
Nathalie Roy (born 8 May 1964) is a Canadian politician.
Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, 1st Baronet (8 May 1735 – 15 October 1811) was a notable English portrait painter and later a politician.
The National Assembly of Quebec (Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the legislative body of the province of Quebec in Canada.
Neil E. Bogart (born Neil Scott Bogatz) (February 3, 1943 – May 8, 1982) was an American record executive.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nicolaes Witsen (8 May 1641 – 10 August 1717; modern Dutch: Nicolaas Witsen) was a Dutch statesman who was mayor of Amsterdam thirteen times, between 1682 and 1706.
Nicolás Vuyovich (Orán, Salta, June 29, 1981 – Córdoba, Argentina, 8 May 2005) was a sportscar driver from Argentina.
Niels Juel (8 May 1629 – 8 April 1697) was a Danish-Norwegian admiral.
Nikolai Reek VR I/2, VR II/2, VR II/3 (born Nikolai Bazykov; in Tallinn, Estonia – 8 May 1942 Ussolye, Perm Oblast, Soviet Union) was the Estonian military commander during the Estonian War of Independence.
The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (officially Sveriges riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne, or the Swedish National Bank's Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel), commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, and generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field.
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick, PC (born 8 May 1942) is a British politician and former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames.
The Nottingham Blitz was an attack by the German Luftwaffe on Nottingham during the night of 8–9 May 1941.
The Number One Electronic Switching System (1ESS) was the first large-scale stored program control (SPC) telephone exchange or electronic switching system in the Bell System.
Ole Morten Vågan (born 8 May 1979, Brønnøysund) is a Norwegian jazz musician (upright bass), and the older brother of guitarist Petter Vågan.
Operation Pocket Money was the title of a U.S. Navy Task Force 77 aerial mining campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) from 9 May 1972 (Vietnamese time), during the Vietnam War.
Oscar Hammerstein I (8 May 18461 August 1919) was a German-born businessman, theater impresario, and composer in New York City.
Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian and philosopher of history whose interests included mathematics, science, and art.
Ottokar IV (19 August 1163 – 8 May 1192), a member of the Otakar dynasty, was Margrave of Styria from 1164 and Duke from 1180, when Styria, previously a margraviate subordinated to the stem duchy of Bavaria, was raised to the status of an independent duchy.
Pam Arciero (born May 8, 1954), is a puppeteer and voice-over artist who portrays Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, Grundgetta, on the PBS children's television series Sesame Street.
Panagiotis Kafkis (alternate spelling: Panayiotis) (Greek: Παναγιώτης Καυκής; born May 8, 1980 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player.
Pandurang Vaman Kane (pronounced Kaa-nay) (7 May 1880 – 8 May 1972) was a notable Indologist and Sanskrit scholar.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Parents' Day is observed in South Korea (May 8) and in the United States (fourth Sunday of July).
A parlement, in the Ancien Régime of France, was a provincial appellate court.
Patricia Mary W. Barker, CBE, FRSL (née Drake; born 8 May 1943) is an English writer and novelist.
Patrick James Cummins (born 8 May 1993) is an Australian international cricketer.
Otis Paul Drayton (May 8, 1939 – March 2, 2010) was an American sprint runner.
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist.
Paul Samwell-Smith (born Paul Smith, 8 May 1943, in Richmond, Surrey) is best known as a founding member and bassist of the 1960s English band The Yardbirds, a group that spawned such noteworthy musicians as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page.
Päivi Jaana Maarit Alafrantti (born 8 May 1964 in Tervola, Lapland) is a retired female javelin thrower from Finland.
Pemra Özgen (born 8 May 1986 in Istanbul) is a Turkish tennis player.
Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author and screenwriter.
Peter Canisius, S.J. (Pieter Kanis, 8 May 1521 – 21 December 1597) was a renowned Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest.
Peter Habeler (born 22 July 1942) is an Austrian mountaineer.
Peter Maxwell McNab (born May 8, 1952, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who appeared in 954 NHL regular season games between 1973 and 1987.
Saint Pierre de Tarentaise (1102 – 14 September 1174) was a French Roman Catholic Cistercian who served as the Archbishop of Tarentaise from 1141 until his death.
Philip Irvin Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as an early member, and one of the two lead singers (along with group founder Maurice White) of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
Philip R. Craig (December 10, 1933 – May 8, 2007) was a writer known for his Martha's Vineyard mysteries.
Phyllida Ann Law, (born 8 May 1932) is a Scottish actress, known for her film roles and numerous small screen roles.
Picenum (Πικηνόν, Πικεντίνη) was a region of ancient Italy.
Pierre Morency, (born 8 May 1942) is a French Canadian writer, poet and playwright.
Pietro Longhi (1702 or November 5, 1701 – May 8, 1785) was a Venetian painter of contemporary genre scenes of life.
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Wazí Aháŋhaŋ Oyáŋke), also called Pine Ridge Agency, is an Oglala Lakota Native American reservation located in the U.S. state of South Dakota.
Guadalupe Teresa Amor Schmidtlein (May 30, 1918 – May 8, 2000), who wrote as Pita Amor, was a Mexican poet.
Pope Benedict II (Benedictus II) was Pope from 26 June 684 to his death in 685.
Pope John II (Ioannes II; died 8 May 535) was Pope of the Catholic Church from 2 January 533 to his death in 535.
The Prague uprising (Pražské povstání) was an attempt by the Czech resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation during World War II.
The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania (Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) is the head of state and head of government of Tanzania.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
The French Prime Minister (Premier ministre français) in the Fifth Republic is the head of government.
The Prime Minister of Myanmar was the head of government of Myanmar (also known as Burma) from 1948 to 2011.
Prime Minister (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro) is the current title of the head of government of Portugal.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, (Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margrethe Désirée; 8 May 1935 – 19 June 2018) was the daughter of Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, and a first cousin of the present Danish monarch, Queen Margrethe II.
The province of Viterbo (provincia di Viterbo) is a province in the region of Lazio in Italy.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA or Provisional IRA) was an Irish republican revolutionary organisation that sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, facilitate the reunification of Ireland and bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland.
National holidays in Belarus are classified into state holidays and other holidays and commemorative days, including religious holidays.
In Mexico there are three major kinds of public holidays.
Robert Douglas Stuart Jr. (April 26, 1916 – May 8, 2014), referred to as R. Douglas Stuart Jr. when young and as Robert D. Stuart Jr. when older, was the son of Quaker Oats Company co-founder Robert Douglas Stuart, the founder of the America First Committee in 1940, the CEO of Quaker Oats from 1966 to 1981, and United States Ambassador to Norway from 1984 to 1989.
Ramananda Sengupta (8 May 1916 – 23 August 2017) was an Indian cinematographer.
Raymond D. "Ray" Whitney (born May 8, 1972) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Reader's Digest is an American general-interest family magazine, published ten times a year.
Reccared I (or Recared; Reccaredus; Recaredo; 559 – 31 May 601 AD; reigned 586–601) was Visigothic King of Hispania and Septimania.
Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (May 8, 1905 – June 28, 1965) was an American jazz cornettist, composer, and jazz bandleader.
The Reign of Terror, or The Terror (la Terreur), is the label given by some historians to a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established.
Reinhold Messner (born 17 September 1944) is an Italian mountaineer, adventurer, explorer, and author from the bilingual Italian province of South Tyrol.
Remington Kellogg (5 October 1892 – 8 May 1969) was an American naturalist and a director of the United States National Museum.
René Marc Jalbert, (20 February 1921 – 21 January 1996) was a Canadian soldier and sergeant-at-arms of the National Assembly of Quebec, known for his role in ending Denis Lortie's killing spree in the Parliament Building on 8 May 1984.
René Maltête (1930–2000) was a French photographer and poet.
Richard Jago (1 October 1715 – 8 May 1781) was an English clergyman poet and minor landscape gardener from Warwickshire.
Richeza of Denmark (Swedish: Rikissa Valdemarsdotter; c. 1180–8 May 1220) was a medieval Queen consort of Sweden, spouse of King Eric X and mother of King Eric XI.
Richard James Zombo (born May 8, 1963) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 12 seasons between 1984 and 1996.
Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American rock and roll star, musician, and singer-songwriter.
is a Japanese actress.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
Robert Conley (May 8, 1928 – November 16, 2013) was an American newspaper, television and radio reporter.
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician.
Robert Mugge (born May 8, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American documentary film maker.
Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director and screenwriter.
Robin Nicholas Stuart Hobbs (born 8 May 1942) is a former English cricketer, who played in seven Tests for England from 1967 to 1971.
Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter.
Roger Lee Easton, Sr. (April 30, 1921 – May 8, 2014) was an American scientist/physicist who was the principal inventor and designer of the Global Positioning System, along with Ivan A. Getting and Bradford Parkinson.
Roman Totenberg (1 January 1911 – 8 May 2012) was a Polish-American violinist and educator.
Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
The Romanian Communist Party (Romanian: Partidul Comunist Român, PCR) was a communist party in Romania.
Ronald Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is a former American professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s.
Charles Roscoe Barnes (May 8, 1850 – February 5, 1915) was one of the stars of baseball's National Association (1871–75) and the early National League (1876–81), playing second base and shortstop.
Rudolf Serkin (28 March 1903 – 8 May 1991) was a Bohemian-born pianist.
The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church, also known in the United States as the Byzantine Catholic Church, is an Eastern Catholic church that uses the Byzantine Rite for its liturgies, laws, and cultural identity.
Professor Suppiramaniam Vithiananthan (8 May 1924 – 22 January 1989) was a Sri Lankan Tamil writer, academic and the first vice-chancellor of the University of Jaffna.
Samnium (Sannio) is a Latin exonym for a region of Southern Italy anciently inhabited by the Samnites.
Samuel Chandler (1693 – 8 May 1766) was an English Nonconformist minister, dissenter and polemicist pamphleteer.
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley (May 8, 1818 – June 25, 1896) was a Canadian politician and one of the Fathers of Confederation.
Sarah Marie Vaillancourt (born May 8, 1985) is a Canadian women's ice hockey player.
Saul Bass (May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion-picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos.
The Sétif and Guelma massacre was a series of widespread disturbances and killings in 1945 around the French Algerian market town of Sétif, west of Constantine, Algeria.
The Schutzstaffel (SS; also stylized as with Armanen runes;; literally "Protection Squadron") was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) was an American labor union which represented over 100,000 film and television principal and background performers worldwide.
Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, 1st Count of Oeiras (13 May 1699 – 8 May 1782), popularly known as Marquis of Pombal, was an 18th-century Portuguese statesman.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Defence (Defence Secretary) is an official within Her Majesty's Government and head of the Ministry of Defence.
Selfridges, also known as Selfridges & Co., is a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom, operated by Selfridges Retail Limited.
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) (sometimes credited as Sidney James) was a South African-born British character and comic actor.
The Siege of Orléans (12 October 1428 – 8 May 1429) was the watershed of the Hundred Years' War between France and England.
Silvia Alexandra Stroescu (born May 8, 1985 in Bucharest, Romania) Silvia Stroescu is a Romanian artistic gymnast.
Simone Kleinsma (born 8 May 1958) is an award-winning musical theatre actress in the Netherlands.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is a theme park located in the Santa Clarita, California neighborhood of Valencia, 35 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles.
Sloan Wilson (May 8, 1920 – May 25, 2003) was an American writer.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.
Soeman Hasibuan (Perfected Spelling: Suman Hasibuan; 4 April 1904 – 8 May 1999) better known by his pen name Soeman Hs, was an Indonesian author recognized for pioneering detective fiction and short story writing in the country's literature.
The Spring and Autumn period was a period in Chinese history from approximately 771 to 476 BC (or according to some authorities until 403 BC) which corresponds roughly to the first half of the Eastern Zhou Period.
Stacy Ladell Robinson (February 19, 1962 – May 8, 2012) was a professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for the New York Giants.
Stephen Nelson Feuerstein (born; May 8, 1954 – June 16, 2017), better known as Stephen Furst, was an American actor and film and television director.
John Stephen Stohn (born May 8, 1948) is a Canadian-based, American-born entertainment lawyer and television producer.
Stephen Russell Braun (born May 8, 1948) is an American former professional baseball left fielder, third baseman, and designated hitter.
The Superior General of the Society of Jesus is the official title of the leader of the Society of Jesus – the Roman Catholic religious order which is also known as the Jesuits.
Sylvain Cossette (born May 8, 1963) is a French-Canadian singer-songwriter from Grand-Mère, Quebec (located in the Mauricie region).
Tanel Kurbas (born 8 May 1988) is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for Patrioti Levice of the Slovak Basketball League.
Tatyana Valeryevna Dektyareva (Татьяна Валерьевна Дектярева; born 8 May 1981 in Yekaterinburg) is a Russian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.
Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928 – October 31, 2010) was an American lawyer, writer, and presidential adviser.
Captain Henry Blythe Thornhill (Teddy) Wakelam (8 May 1893 – 10 July 1963) was an English sports broadcaster and rugby union player.
Teet Kask (born 8 May 1968 in Pärnu) is an Estonian choreographer.
Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, S.C. (March 26, 1901 – May 8, 1927), was an American Ruthenian Catholic Sister of Charity, who has been beatified by the Catholic Church.
Teresa Teng (29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995) was a Taiwanese singer.
William John Terence Neill (born 8 May 1942) is a Northern Ireland former football player and manager.
The Thames Barrier prevents the floodplain of most of Greater London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea.
The Elephant Man is a 1980 American historical drama film about Joseph Merrick (whom the script calls John Merrick), a severely deformed man in late 19th century London.
The Lilly Brothers, (Bea Lilly, born Michael Burt Lilly, December 15, 1921 – September 18, 2005 and brother Everett Lilly, born July 1, 1924 - May 8, 2012) were bluegrass musicians born in Clear Creek, West Virginia.
The New Revolution (formerly known as Revolution, Great American Revolution, and La Revolución) is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
Themistoklis Diakidis (Θεμιστοκλής Διακίδης; August 22, 1882 – May 8, 1944) was a Greek track and field athlete who competed in the high jump.
Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American writer, primarily of fantasy, science fiction and horror.
Theódoros Papaloukás (Greek: Θεόδωρος Παπαλουκάς; born May 8, 1977), commonly also known as "Theo Papaloukas" or "Thodoris Papaloukas", is a retired Greek professional basketball player.
Theosophy is an esoteric religious movement established in the United States during the late nineteenth century.
The Third Council of Toledo (589) marks the entry of Visigothic Spain into the Catholic Church, and known for codifying the filioque clause into Western Christianity.
Thomas Bertram Costain (May 8, 1885 – October 8, 1965) was a Canadian journalist who became a best-selling author of historical novels at the age of 57.
Thomas Drury (8 May 1551 – 26 August 1603), government informer, messenger and swindler, is noted for having been one of the main people responsible for accusations of heresy, blasphemy and seditious atheism on the part of the Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe given to the Privy Council in May 1593.
Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. (born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist.
The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8 and May 9) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004.
Tom Mike Apostol (August 20, 1923 – May 8, 2016) was an American analytic number theorist and professor at the California Institute of Technology, best known as the author of widely used mathematical textbooks.
Touko Valio Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991), best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic fetish art, and for his influence on late twentieth century gay culture.
Tommaso Whitney (born May 8, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Tommaso Ciampa, currently signed with WWE and performs on their developmental territory NXT, where he was one half of the former NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY, alongside Johnny Gargano.
Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille (born May 8, 1940) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist, best known as one-half of the 1970s duo Captain & Tennille with her former husband Daryl Dragon; their signature song is "Love Will Keep Us Together".
Olof Teodor "Tore" Svennberg (28 February 1858 – 8 May 1941) was a Swedish actor and theatre director whose career spanned more than five decades.
A transatlantic flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe, Africa or the Middle East to North America, Central America, or South America, or vice versa.
The Trần Cao rebellion in 1516 is the best documented rebellion in the Eastern of Đại Việt, another name for Việt Nam in the 16th century against the Lê dynasty led by Trần Cao and is regarded as the most important.
Truman Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States.
Tug of war (also known as war of tug, tug o' war, tug war, rope war, rope pulling, tugging war or toutrek) is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull.
Norman Thomas "Turkey" Stearnes (May 8, 1901 – September 4, 1979) was an African American outfielder in the Negro leagues.
U Saw, also known as Galon U Saw (ဦးစော or ဂဠုန်ဦးစော,; 1900–8 May 1948), was a leading Burmese politician and the Prime Minister of British Burma during the colonial era before the Second World War.
Uğur Yıldırım (born 8 May 1982) is a Turkish-Dutch footballer currently plays for CSV Apeldoorn.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Uri Zvi Greenberg (אורי צבי גרינברג; September 22, 1896 – May 8, 1981) was an acclaimed Israeli poet and journalist who wrote in Yiddish and Hebrew.
Usama Young (born May 8, 1985) is a former American football safety.
Valentijn Lietmeijer (born May 8, 1991) is a retired Dutch professional basketball player.
Vallo Reimaa (born 8 May 1961 in Kose, Harjumaa) is an Estonian politician of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union.
A vedette is the main female artist of a show derived from cabaret and its genres (revue, vaudeville, music hall or burlesque).
The Versailles rail accident occurred on May 8, 1842 in the cutting between Meudon and Bellevue stations on the railway between Versailles and Paris following King Louis Philippe's celebrations at the Palace of Versailles.
Vesak (Pali: Vesākha, Vaiśākha), also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists and some Hindus on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia and the Philippines and in China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam as "Buddha's Birthday" as well as in other parts of the world.
Veterans Day (Veterandagen) in Norway on May 8 was first observed in 2011.
The Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria is a position, established by the Constitution of Bulgaria, and the only vice presidential office in the European Union (EU).
Victor Amadeus I (Vittorio Amedeo I di Savoia; 8 May 1587 – 7 October 1637) was the Duke of Savoy from 1630 to 1637.
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, celebrated on May 8, 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
The Visigoths (Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, Wisi; Visigoti) were the western branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples referred to collectively as the Goths.
Vital Brazil Mineiro da Campanha, known as Vital Brazil (April 28, 1865 in Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil – May 8, 1950) was a Brazilian physician, biomedical scientist and immunologist, known for the discovery of the polyvalent anti-ophidic serum used to treat bites of venomous snakes of the Crotalus, Bothrops and Elaps genera.
Viviana Durante (born 8 May 1967) is a retired English-trained Italian ballet dancer, considered one of the greatest dramatic ballerinas of her generation.
Harold Thomas William Hardinge (25 February 1886 — 8 May 1965), known as Wally Hardinge, was an English professional sportsman who played both cricket and association football for England.
Wesley William Coe, Jr. (May 8, 1879 – December 24, 1926), sometimes listed as William Wesley Coe, Jr., was an American track and field athlete who competed principally in the shot put and also in the hammer throw, discus throw, and tug of war.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an all-breed conformation show that has been held in New York City annually since 1877.
The White House Counsel is a staff appointee of the President of the United States whose role is to advise the President on all legal issues concerning the President and his Administration.
White Lotus Day is a celebration of Theosophists.
Friedrich Wilhelm Rediess (10 October 1900 – 8 May 1945) was the SS and Police Leader during the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War.
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, (8 May 1720 – 2 October 1764), styled Lord Cavendish before 1729 and Marquess of Hartington between 1729 and 1755, was a British Whig statesman and nobleman who was briefly nominal Prime Minister of Great Britain.
William Fox (born as Vilmos Fried, January 1, 1879 – May 8, 1952) was a Hungarian-American motion picture executive, who founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915 and the Fox West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s.
William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 – December 8, 1885) was an American businessman and philanthropist.
William Joseph Schallert (July 6, 1922 – May 8, 2016) was an American character actor who appeared in dozens of television shows and movies over a career that spanned almost 60 years.
William Walker (May 8, 1824 – September 12, 1860) was an American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary who organized several private military expeditions into Latin America, with the intention of establishing English-speaking slave colonies under his personal control, an enterprise then known as "filibustering".
The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), formerly the International Federation of Alternative Traders ("IFAT"), was created in 1989 and is a global association of 324 organizations in over 70 countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The Wounded Knee incident began on February 27, 1973, when approximately 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Santiago ("Yago") Lamela Tobío (July 24, 1977 – May 8, 2014) was a Spanish athlete competing in the long jump.
Zeki Alasya (18 April 1943 – 8 May 2015) was a Turkish actor and film director.
Zhao was one of the seven major states during the Warring States period of ancient China.
Year 1157 (MCLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1192 (MCXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
The 11th Army (11.) was a World War II field army.
Year 1220 (MCCXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1278 (MCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1319 (MCCCXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1326 (MCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1427 (MCDXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1429 (MCDXXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1450 (MCDL) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1460 (MCDLX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1473 (MCDLXXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1492 (MCDXCII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1508 (MDVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1516 (MDXVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1521 (MDXXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1538 (MDXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1541 (MDXLI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1551 (MDLI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
1641 is the generally accepted year of the birth of the modern timepiece.
The first year of the ascending Dvapara Yuga.
As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled The Year 1905 to commemorate this).
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.
This year was famous for the October Revolution in Russia, by Vladimir Lenin.
This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.
This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" acronym.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.
This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
1992 was designated as.
The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.
This was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the United States government no longer providing public funding.
1996 was designated as.
1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
2000 was designated as.
2001 was designated as.
2003 was designated the.
2005 was designated as.
2006 was designated as.
2007 was designated as.
2008 was designated as.
2009 was designated as.
2011 was designated as.
2012 was designated as.
2013 was designated as.
2014 was designated as.
2015 was designated as.
2016 was designated as.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
The 35th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1962, were held on April 8, 1963, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, hosted by Frank Sinatra.
Year 413 (CDXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 453 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.
Year 535 (DXXXV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 589 (DLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 685 (DCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known professionally as 6ix9ine (pronounced "six nine"), is an American rapper.
Year 997 (CMXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.