What Happened On 8th May 1963 In History

May 8th (1963) was a Wednesday. It's the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 8th May, 1963

  • » Army of the Republic of South Vietnam South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem Huế Phật Đản shootings open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesākha Vesak, killing nine and sparking the Buddhist cri

Famous Birthdays on May 8 in 1963

  • » Sylvain Cossette, Canadian singer-songwriter (Paradox (Canadian band) called Paradox)
  • » Anthony Field, Australian guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Cockroaches and The Wiggles)
  • » Michel Gondry, French director and screenwriter
  • » Robin Jarvis, English author
  • » Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
  • » Aleksandr Kovalenko, Belarusian triple jumper
  • » Rick Zombo, American ice hockey player and coach

May 8th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Agathius
  • » Michael (archangel) Apparitions of Saint Michael the Archangel or Apparition of Saint Michael
  • » Arsenius the Great (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  • » Desideratus
  • » Catherine de Saint-Augustin
  • » Julian of Norwich (Anglican, Lutheran)
  • » Peter of Tarentaise
  • » May 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Earliest day on which Public holidays in Belarus known as State Flag and State Emblem Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (Belarus)
  • » Earliest day on which World Fair Trade Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (International observance e.g International)
  • » Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, continues to May 9 (International observance called International)
  • » Truman Day (Missouri)
  • » Victory in Europe Day (Europe)
  • » White Lotus Day (Theosophy)

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