Friday 8 May 1936
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Neville Purvis and James Thompson.
Show Boat, directed by James Whale, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1936 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Neville Purvis: British Vice Admiral (Chief of Fleet Support).
- James Thompson: American politician who served as Governor of Illinois from 1977 - 1991.
- Kazuo Koike: Japanese author.
- Haljand Udam: Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 2005).
- Oswald Spengler: German writer and history philosopher.
- Jockey Ralph Neves is unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall; his wife faints when he returns to the track.
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