Who Was Born Today – May 8 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – May 8 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on May 8
1668 Alain Rene Lesage, French writer (The Adventures of Gil Blas, Turcaret).
1753 Miguel Hidalgo, Mexican nationalist.
1828 Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss philanthropist, founder of the Red Cross and YMCA, first recipient (jointly) of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1829 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist.
1884 Harry S Truman, 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953).
1895 Edmund Wilson, American critic and essayist.
1906 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director.
1910 Mary Lou Williams, jazz pianist and composer.
1920 Sloan Wilson, American author (The man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Summer Place).
1928 Theodore Sorenson, advisor to John F. Kennedy.
1930 Gary Snyder, beat poet.
1937 Thomas Pynchon, novelist (Gravity’s Rainbow).
1940 Peter Benchley, novelist (Jaws, The Deep).
1952 Beth Henley, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Crimes of the Heart).

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