May 8th, 1943.

May 8th, 1943, was a Saturday. It was day 128 of 1943. The decade was the 1940s.

78 years, 5 months and 9 days have passed since May 8th, 1943.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 8th, 1943.

  • World War II.

    World War II.

    World War II was raging on during this period of time.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 78 years, 5 months and 9 days have passed since May 8th, 1943.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1943.
  • Leap Year: 1943 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 8th, 1943, will be 78 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1943 belong to the Silent Generation generation.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 1943, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1943 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 1943 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Kid's TV shows on May 8th, 1943.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1943.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1943.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 8th, 1949 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 8th.

Harry S. Truman

US President. Deceased
Born on May 8th, 1884
He turned 59 on this day in 1943.

David Attenborough

British broadcaster.
Born on May 8th, 1926
He turned 17 on this day in 1943.

Sonny Liston

Boxer. Deceased
Born on May 8th, 1932
He turned 11 on this day in 1943.

Enrique Iglesias

Born on May 8th, 1975
He was born exactly 32 years after this date.


Born on May 8th, 1996
He was born exactly 53 years after this date.


National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May.

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

US President.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States on May 8th, 1943.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1943.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 1943.

  • A total of 28,652 days have passed since this date.
  • 4,093 weeks have passed.
  • 2,475,532,800 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1943.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,888,121,600 times.
  • Since May 8th, 1943, the earth has travelled approximately 1,277,374,924,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 412,588,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 212,895,821 steps. That's about 94,620 miles!
  • Since this date, 29,706,394 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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