May 8th is the 128th day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day Reinhold Messmer and Peter Habeler became the first climbers to ascend Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen. The day also marks the end of the Prague Uprising, now a national holiday in the Czech Republic, and the first matches in the Italian Football League were played. Famous May 8th birthdays include former President Harry Truman and singer Enrique Iglesias. Today is National Teacher's Day and National Have a Coke Day.
We have 25 holidays listed for May 8.
National Have a Coke Day
If the very thought of Coke makes you want to break into song, you’re not alone.
Free Trade Day
Keep reading to learn the history and important facts about free trade and Free Trade Day.
Take a day to reflect on colonialism, life in 17th century Virginia, and Native American cultures.
National Amyloidosis Day
Let us join hands and hearts in solidarity with the patients and families affected by amyloidosis.
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
Circumstances may compel you to act. Plan ahead of time for yourself and your beloved pets!
National Give Someone a Cupcake Day
Get your frosting and toppings ready for National Give Someone a Cupcake Day!
National Maria Day
This National Maria Day, honor the 18th most popular name in the United States.
National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day
Time to make a plan for planners. Celebrate National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day with us!
National Nova Day
Nova is a unique name that deserves to be celebrated this National Nova Day!
National Student Nurse Day
Let’s get ready to celebrate the determination and achievements of student nurses.
National Women's Check-up Day
Celebrate National Women's Check-up Day by scheduling a checkup. It may just save your life.
National Women’s Checkup Day
Get checked and stay healthy if you’re a woman, on National Women's Checkup Day.
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who Lost their Lives during WWII
We need to work through the past to understand the present and build the future.
Victory in Europe Day
Relive the Allies’ victory over Nazi Germany this Victory in Europe Day.
White Lotus Day
White Lotus Day celebrates theosophists and commemorates the death of the co-founder of the Theosophical Society.
World Donkey Day
Learn more about the strong, resilient, friendly, and helpful animal known as the donkey.
World Ovarian Cancer Day
Learn about ovarian cancer and its diagnosis with our article on World Ovarian Cancer Day.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
Let’s celebrate the spirit of peace and honor the pathway of truces.
Harry S. Truman’s Birthday
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd American president, presided over World War II.