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8th of May 0589 EVENT Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo
8th of May 1450 EVENT Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
8th of May 1541 EVENT Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Rio de Espiritu Santo.
8th of May 1788 EVENT The French Parlement is suspended to be replaced by the creation of forty-seven new courts.
8th of May 1794 EVENT Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme Generale, is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on the same day in Paris.
8th of May 1821 EVENT Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia.
8th of May 1846 EVENT Mexican-American War: The Battle of Palo Alto : Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.
8th of May 1861 EVENT American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is named the capital of the Confederate States of America.
8th of May 1877 EVENT At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.
8th of May 1886 EVENT Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.
8th of May 1898 EVENT The first games of the Italian football league system are played.
8th of May 1899 EVENT The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
8th of May 1902 EVENT In Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
8th of May 1912 EVENT Paramount Pictures is founded.
8th of May 1919 EVENT Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day. In the United States it was called Armistice Day and is now Veterans Day.
8th of May 1924 EVENT the Klaipeda Convention is signed formally incorporating Klaipeda Region (Memel Territory) into Lithuania.
8th of May 1927 EVENT Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli disappeared after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane.
8th of May 1933 EVENT Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
8th of May 1941 EVENT The German Luftwaffe launch a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby
8th of May 1942 EVENT World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
8th of May 1942 EVENT World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.
8th of May 1945 EVENT Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Setif massacre.
8th of May 1945 EVENT End of the Prague uprising, today celebrated as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.
8th of May 1945 EVENT World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
8th of May 1946 EVENT Estonian school girls Aili Jogi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
8th of May 1963 EVENT South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.
8th of May 1967 EVENT The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
8th of May 1970 EVENT The Hard Hat riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.
8th of May 1972 EVENT Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
8th of May 1972 EVENT Vietnam War : U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
8th of May 1973 EVENT A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.
8th of May 1976 EVENT The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
8th of May 1978 EVENT First ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.
8th of May 1980 EVENT The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.
8th of May 1984 EVENT The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
8th of May 1984 EVENT Thames Barrier officially opened.
8th of May 1984 EVENT Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. Rene Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
8th of May 1987 EVENT The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
8th of May 1988 EVENT A fire at Illinois Bell's Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the 'worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history' and still the worst to occur on Mother's Day.
8th of May 1997 EVENT A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.
8th of May 1326 BIRTHDAY Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)
8th of May 1460 BIRTHDAY Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)
8th of May 1521 BIRTHDAY Petrus Canisius, Dutch Jesuit (d. 1597)
8th of May 1587 BIRTHDAY Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)
8th of May 1622 BIRTHDAY Claes Ralamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)
8th of May 1629 BIRTHDAY Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)
8th of May 1632 BIRTHDAY Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (d. 1706)
8th of May 1653 BIRTHDAY Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshall of France (d. 1734)
8th of May 1668 BIRTHDAY Alain-Rene Lesage, French writer (d. 1747)
8th of May 1670 BIRTHDAY Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
8th of May 1735 BIRTHDAY Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (d. 1811)
8th of May 1738 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1809)
8th of May 1753 BIRTHDAY Miguel Hidalgo Mexican revolutionary (d. 1811)
8th of May 1786 BIRTHDAY Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)
8th of May 1821 BIRTHDAY William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1885)
8th of May 1825 BIRTHDAY George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
8th of May 1828 BIRTHDAY Jean Henri Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross; Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
8th of May 1828 BIRTHDAY Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
8th of May 1829 BIRTHDAY Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American musician (d. 1869)
8th of May 1835 BIRTHDAY Bertalan Szekely, Hungarian painter (d. 1910)
8th of May 1839 BIRTHDAY Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (d. 1920)
8th of May 1842 BIRTHDAY Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist (d. 1909)
8th of May 1847 BIRTHDAY Oscar Hammerstein I, American theater producer and impresario (d. 1919)
8th of May 1850 BIRTHDAY Ross Barnes, baseball player (d. 1915)
8th of May 1853 BIRTHDAY Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)
8th of May 1858 BIRTHDAY John Meade Falkner, English novelist (d. 1932)
8th of May 1858 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Berte, Austrian operetta composer (d. 1924)
8th of May 1859 BIRTHDAY Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
8th of May 1884 BIRTHDAY Harry S. Truman, President of the United States (d. 1972)
8th of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Edd Roush, American baseball player (d. 1988)
8th of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby player (d. 1963)
8th of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Francis Ouimet, American golfer and businessman (d. 1967)
8th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Fulton J. Sheen, American bishop (d. 1979)
8th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY James H. Kindelberger, American aviation executve (d. 1962)
8th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Edmund Wilson, American writer (d. 1972)
8th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-born British economist and philosopher, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
8th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)
8th of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Turkey Stearnes, American baseball player (d. 1979)
8th of May 1902 BIRTHDAY Andre Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
8th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Fernandel, French actor (d. 1971)
8th of May 1904 BIRTHDAY John Snagge, British radio personality (d. 1996)
8th of May 1905 BIRTHDAY Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
8th of May 1906 BIRTHDAY Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (d. 1977)
8th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Andrew E. Svenson, American children's book author and publisher (d. 1975)
8th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Mary Lou Williams, American singer (d. 1981)
8th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Robert Johnson, American blues musician (d. 1938)
8th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Bob Clampett, American animator (d. 1984)
8th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)
8th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Milton Meltzer, American writer (d. 2009)
8th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Joao Havelange, Brazilian industrialist
8th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
8th of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Lex Barker, American actor (d. 1973)
8th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Saul Bass, American graphic designer and filmmaker (d. 1996)
8th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Tom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (d. 1991)
8th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Sloan Wilson, American author (d. 2003)
8th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Ali Hassan Mwinyi, President of Tanzania
8th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY David Attenborough, English naturalist
8th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Don Rickles, American comedian
8th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Chumy Chumez, Spanish film director (d. 2003)
8th of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (d. 2010)
8th of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress (d. 2007)
8th of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
8th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Heather Harper, Irish singer
8th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Gary Snyder, American poet
8th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Phyllida Law, Scottish actress
8th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Sonny Liston, American boxer (d. 1970)
8th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Julieta Campos, Cuban-born Mexican writer (d. 2007)
8th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Jack Charlton, English footballer
8th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Princess Elisabeth of Denmark
8th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Carlos Gaviria Diaz, Colombian politician
8th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Thomas Pynchon, American novelist
8th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Mike Cuellar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
8th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Peter Benchley, American author (d. 2006)
8th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
8th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Toni Tennille, American singer
8th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Emilio Delgado, American actor
8th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Ricky Nelson, American singer (d. 1985)
8th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
8th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY John Fred, American singer (d. 2005)
8th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Bill Lockyer, American politician
8th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Norman Lamont, British politician
8th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
8th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Paul Samwell-Smith, British bassist (The Yardbirds)
8th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Gary Glitter, English singer
8th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Keith Jarrett, American musician
8th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Andre Boulerice, French-Canadian politician
8th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Dancy, British philosopher
8th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist, Nobel laureate
8th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Felicity Lott, English singer
8th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Steve Braun, American baseball player
8th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer
8th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Robert Mugge, American music documentary filmmaker
8th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Mike D'Antoni, American professional basktball coach
8th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Chris Frantz, American musician (Talking Heads)
8th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Philip Bailey, American singer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
8th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Billy Burnette, American singer and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
8th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Alex Van Halen, Dutch-born American drummer (Van Halen)
8th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Stephen Furst, American actor
8th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY David Keith, American actor
8th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician
8th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Jeff Wincott, Canadian actor
8th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Marie Myriam, French singer
8th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Bill Cowher, American professional football coach
8th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Lovie Smith, American professional football coach
8th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Lott, American football player
8th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
8th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Eric Brittingham, American bassist
8th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Janet McTeer, British actress
8th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
8th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY David Winning, Canadian film director
8th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Terry Christian, British radio and television presenter
8th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Sylvain Cossette, Quebec singer and songwriter
8th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Anthony Field, Australian musician and actor
8th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
8th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Michel Gondry, French director and screenwriter
8th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Robin Jarvis, British writer
8th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Melissa Gilbert, American actress
8th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Bobby Labonte, American race car driver
8th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Dave Rowntree, British musician (Blur)
8th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Marta Sanchez, Spanish singer
8th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer
8th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
8th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Nathalie Normandeau, Quebec politician
8th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Jamie Summers, American porn star
8th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Akebono Taro, American sumo wrestler, the 64th Yokozuna
8th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Luis Enrique, Spanish football player
8th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
8th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Ray Whitney, Canadian ice hockey player
8th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Darren Hayes, Australian singer
8th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Kris Hudson-Lee, English musician
8th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
8th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Marcus Brigstocke, English comedian
8th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Jon Tickle, English entertainer
8th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Korey Stringer, American football player (d. 2001)
8th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
8th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Gaston Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
8th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer
8th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Ian Watkins, Welsh singer and actor (Steps)
8th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Martha Wainwright, Canadian musician and songwriter
8th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Joe Bonamassa, American blues rock guitarist and singer
8th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Walcott, American glamor model
8th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Theodoros Papaloukas, Greek basketball player
8th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Lucio, Brazilian footballer
8th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Matthew Davis, American actor
8th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Josie Maran, American model
8th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer
8th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Keyon Dooling, American basketball player
8th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Panayiotis Kafkis, Greek basketball player
8th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Michelle McManus, Scottish singer
8th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
8th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer
8th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer
8th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY John Maine, American baseball player
8th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Bjorn Dixgard, Swedish guitarist, singer, songwriter
8th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
8th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Buakaw Por. Pramuk, Thai Muaythai kickboxer
8th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Juan Martin Goity, Argentine-born German rugby player
8th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Vickers, American football player
8th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Roberto Vitiello, Italian footballer
8th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Matt Willis, British singer (Busted)
8th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Nadine Chandrawinata, Indonesian beauty pageant contestant
8th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress
8th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Marvell Wynne, American footballer
8th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Felix Jones, American football player
8th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Kemba Walker, American basketball player
8th of May 1192 DEATH Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (Born 1163)
8th of May 1278 DEATH Emperor Duanzong of China (Born 1268)
8th of May 1319 DEATH King Haakon V of Norway (Born 1270)
8th of May 1473 DEATH John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (Born 1420)
8th of May 1538 DEATH Edward Fox, English bishop
8th of May 1672 DEATH Jean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de Treville and French Officer (Born 1598)
8th of May 1766 DEATH Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (Born 1693)
8th of May 1773 DEATH Ali Bey Al-Kabir, Mamluk Sultan of Egypt (Born 1728)
8th of May 1781 DEATH Richard Jago, English poet (Born 1715)
8th of May 1785 DEATH Etienne Francois, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (Born 1719)
8th of May 1785 DEATH Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (Born 1701)
8th of May 1788 DEATH Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (Born 1723)
8th of May 1794 DEATH Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (executed) (Born 1743)
8th of May 1819 DEATH Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
8th of May 1828 DEATH Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer (Born 1781)
8th of May 1837 DEATH Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman (Born 1770)
8th of May 1842 DEATH Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (Born 1790)
8th of May 1853 DEATH Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest (Born 1785)
8th of May 1873 DEATH John Stuart Mill, English philosopher (Born 1806)
8th of May 1880 DEATH Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Born 1821)
8th of May 1891 DEATH Helena Blavatsky, Russian-born author (Born 1831)
8th of May 1903 DEATH Paul Gauguin, French painter (Born 1848)
8th of May 1907 DEATH Edmund G. Ross, American Senator (Born 1826)
8th of May 1936 DEATH Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Born 1880)
8th of May 1943 DEATH Mordechaj Anielewicz, Polish Resistance Fighter (Born 1919)
8th of May 1944 DEATH Themistoklis Diakidis, Greek high jumper (Born 1882)
8th of May 1945 DEATH Wilhelm Rediess, SS and Police leader of Nazi-occupied Norway (Born 1900)
8th of May 1945 DEATH Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (Born 1883)
8th of May 1945 DEATH Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of Nazi-occupied Norway (Born 1898)
8th of May 1947 DEATH Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (Born 1858)
8th of May 1948 DEATH U Saw, Burmese politician (Born 1900)
8th of May 1950 DEATH Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (Born 1865)
8th of May 1952 DEATH William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (Born 1879)
8th of May 1960 DEATH J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (Born 1904)
8th of May 1967 DEATH LaVerne Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (Born 1911)
8th of May 1969 DEATH Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (Born 1892)
8th of May 1975 DEATH Avery Brundage, President of the International Olympic Committee (Born 1887)
8th of May 1981 DEATH Uri Zvi Grinberg, Israeli poet and journalist (Born 1896)
8th of May 1982 DEATH Neil Bogart, American record executive (Born 1943)
8th of May 1982 DEATH Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (Born 1950)
8th of May 1984 DEATH Lila Bell Wallace, American magazine publisher (Reader's Digest) (Born 1890)
8th of May 1984 DEATH Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (Born 1916)
8th of May 1985 DEATH Karl Marx, German composer (Born 1897)
8th of May 1985 DEATH Theodore Sturgeon, American science fiction writer (Born 1918)
8th of May 1985 DEATH Dolph Sweet, American actor (Born 1920)
8th of May 1986 DEATH Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (Born 1922)
8th of May 1987 DEATH Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (Born 1920)
8th of May 1988 DEATH Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer (Born 1907)
8th of May 1990 DEATH Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Born 1924)
8th of May 1991 DEATH Rudolf Serkin, Austrian pianist (Born 1903)
8th of May 1991 DEATH Jean Langlais, French composer and pianist (Born 1907)
8th of May 1992 DEATH Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (Born 1933)
8th of May 1993 DEATH Avram Davidson, American writer (Born 1923)
8th of May 1994 DEATH George Peppard, American actor (Born 1928)
8th of May 1995 DEATH Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (Born 1953)
8th of May 1996 DEATH Dominguin, Spanish bullfighter (Born 1926)
8th of May 1996 DEATH Larry Levis, American poet (Born 1946)
8th of May 1996 DEATH Beryl Burton, English cyclist (Born 1937)
8th of May 1996 DEATH Garth Williams, American illustrator (Born 1912)
8th of May 1998 DEATH Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (Born 1912)
8th of May 1999 DEATH Ed Gilbert, American actor (Born 1931)
8th of May 1999 DEATH Dana Plato, American actress (Born 1964)
8th of May 1999 DEATH Sir Dirk Bogarde, British actor (Born 1921)
8th of May 2000 DEATH Dede Fortin, singer Quebecois to group Les Colocs (Born 1962)
8th of May 2000 DEATH Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (Born 1959)
8th of May 2000 DEATH Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (Born 1918)
8th of May 2000 DEATH Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (Born 1973)
8th of May 2001 DEATH Koby Mandell, Israeli-American terror victim (Born 1987)
8th of May 2005 DEATH Nicolas Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (Born 1981)
8th of May 2006 DEATH Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (Born 1938)
8th of May 2008 DEATH Eddy Arnold, country music star (Born 1918)
8th of May 2008 DEATH Francois Sterchele, Belgian football player (Born 1982)
8th of May 2009 DEATH Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (Born 1917)
8th of May 2009 DEATH Bud Shrake, American writer (Born 1931)
8th of May 2011 DEATH Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (Born 1948)