Saturday 8 May 1943
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Samwell-Smith and Paul Samwell-Smith in London.
The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Rick Samwell-Smith: Rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love).
- Paul Samwell-Smith in London: England; rocker (The Yardbirds - "For Your Love").
- Toni Tennille in Montgomery: Alabama, USA; female Beachboy (Captain and Tennille).
- Pat Barker: English author.
- Jon Mark: English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sweet Thursday and Mark-Almond).
- Paul Samwell-Smith: English bass player and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs)
- Adm Cunningham of British fleet: Sink, burn & destroy
- 69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4.
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