8 May

8 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 8th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 8th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World Red Cross Day
  • International Thalassaemia Day
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day
  • World Red Cross Day
  • National No Socks Day
  • Free Trade Day
  • International Mothers Day

Historic Events

1970: The Beatles released the “Let It Be” album in the UK in 1970.

1984: The USSR announced it would boycott the Olympics in 1984.

1945: President Truman and Prime minister Churchill declared victory in Europe today, celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

1945: German prisoner sitting near Reichstag. May 1945.

German prisoner sitting near Reichstag. May 1945.

1939: Hattie McDaniel accepted her Oscar in a segregated ‘No Blacks’ hotel in L.A. for her role in Gone With The Wind. She is the first African American to win an Oscar, 1939

Hattie McDaniel accepted her Oscar in a segregated ‘No Blacks’ hotel in L.A. for her role in Gone With The Wind. She is the first African American to win an Oscar, 1939

1918 Grandfather (bottom left) during WW1. Survived the war and then the Spanish Flu of 1918.

My Great Grandfather (bottom left) during WW1. Survived the war and then the Spanish Flu of 1918.

1902: Frozen Niagara Falls (1902)

Frozen Niagara Falls (1902)

Famous Birthdays

  • Enrique Iglesias was born
  • David Attenborough was born
  • Harry S. Truman was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Antoine Lavoisier died
  • Paul Gauguin died
  • Kamehameha I died

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