Friday May 8th, 1942
May Eighth, Nineteen Forty-Two

How old am I if I was born on May 8, 1942?

Years Months Days Hours Minutes

Date Facts:

  • May 8, 1942 was a Friday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Taurus
  • This date was 29,284 days ago
  • May 8th 2023 is on a Monday
  • Someone born on this date is 80 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 9,761 days or 27 years!
  • Your next birthday is 301 days away
  • You've been alive for 702,816 hours
  • You were born on a Friday in early May
  • You are 42,168,960 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Monday

  • Most popular baby names of 1942 ranked:

    Rank Name
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Charles
    Rank Name
    1. Barbara
    2. Patricia
    3. Linda
    4. Carol
    5. Sandra
    6. Judith
    7. Nancy

    How popular is your name? Search to find out!

    Celebrities Birthdays:
    May 8th

    You Share a birthday with over 25 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Emerald: Birthstone for May 8th, 1942



    Good Fortune

    High Value:
    $4700 Per Carat
    Low Value:
    $800 Per Carat

    Click Here To learn more about May Birthstones

    Tap Image to view price

    The Emerald is the birthstone for people born in May. Derived from the Latin word "Smaragdus" meaning green, Emerald come in a large variety of shades of green. Founds all across the globe, including Colombia, and Russia, Brazil is actually the lead supplier of the global market of Emeralds. It is extremely rare to find an emerald without inclusions or imperfections, due to this the purest emeralds are often valued higher than that of diamonds of the same weight.

    Also known as "The stones of Successful love", Emeralds are often associated with bestowing great vision, intuition, wisdom and memory. Making it a very popular choice of gem stone for both gifting and beauty products. According to ancient Indian lore, Emeralds were first translated from Sanskrit as Marakata, or "The green growing things".

    1942 - the Silent Generation:

    Age Range:

    78-99 years old


    The silent Gen were born into a fortunate time period associated with wealth, and high eduaction.

    the Silent Generation Summary:

    Contrary to their name, the Silent Generation tended to be very patriotic and ambitious. They were plagued with the Korean war, and economic instability following WWII

    Time Period:


    Like to see more about Generations? Click here to go to our interactive generations table.

    Zodiac - Taurus:


    Taurus Traits:


    Taurus Summary:

    A Taurus will stand up for that which they believe in. While normally easy going, can be very stuborn at times

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    Click here to see more about Taurus

    1942-05-08: This day in History:

  • 1541-05-08 Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River
  • 1792-05-08 British Capt George Vancouver sights - names Mt Rainier - Wash
  • 1846-05-08 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas
  • 1886-05-08 Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola
  • 1902-05-08 Mt Pel‚e erupts - wipes out St Pierre - Martinique
  • 1926-05-08 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
  • 1942-05-08 Battle of Coral Sea ends
  • 1945-05-08 VE Day - Germany surrendered - WW II ends in Europe
  • 1946-05-08 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • 1951-05-08 Dacron men's suits introduced
  • 1954-05-08 1st shot-put over 60 feet - Parry O'Brien - Los Angeles - Ca
  • 1958-05-08 VP Nixon was shoved stoned booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru
  • 1961-05-08 1st practical sea water conversion plant - Freeport Texas
  • 1961-05-08 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal - Washington
  • 1968-05-08 Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins
  • 1970-05-08 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
  • 1970-05-08 Knicks beat Lakers for basketball championship
  • 1971-05-08 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Sq Garden
  • 1973-05-08 Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for ten weeks surrendered
  • 1980-05-08 Sabres only take 15 shots - Islanders - 22 in a playoff
  • 1981-05-08 Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out - 1 short of record
  • 1982-05-08 Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT) - Stanley Cup- Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 1984-05-08 USSR announces it would not participate in LA Summer Olympics

  • 5-8-1942 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1942-05-08 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 5-8-1942 converted into roman numerals.
    The above date is written in the traditional western/American style of writing dates. Formatted in the order of
    Month-Day-Year. If you prefer the European way of writing dates (Which is day-month-year) the roman numerals would be written VIII • V • MCMXLII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for May 8, 2023:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1942-05-08) This timer is automatically updated, and is accurate all the way up to the nearest second. Watch as your next birthday ticks closer and closer right before your eyes. If you were born on 8th-may-1942, your next birthday is only 301 days away.

    Your birthday is on May eighth, 1942. Being born in early-May says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is taurus, your birth-stone is the Emerald, and your birth flower is the Lily (both of which make great gifts for someone with this birthday). You are 80 years old, and were born in the middle of the Silent Generation. Which generation you are born into makes a huge impact on your life, click here to see our interactive table and learn more. You have been alive for 29284 days, or 702816 hours, or 42168960 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2023, is on a Monday.

  • Birthstone: Emerald (great gift idea, see Emerald article)
  • Birthflower: Lily
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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