Saturday 8 May 1943US date format: 5/8/1943, UK date format: 8/5/1943
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Samwell-Smith and Pierre Carassus.
The More the Merrier, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 May 1943
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1943 ?
- 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
- Paul Samwell-Smith: English bass player and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs).
- Pierre Carassus
- Toni Tennille in Montgomery: Alabama, USA; female Beachboy (Captain and Tennille).
- Rick Samwell-Smith: Rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love).
- Jon Mark: English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sweet Thursday and Mark-Almond).
- Pat Barker: English author.
- Paul Samwell-Smith in London: England; rocker (The Yardbirds - "For Your Love").
- Adm Cunningham of British fleet: Sink, burn & destroy
- 69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4.