The personality traits and characteristics features of May 8th individuals include practicality and humbleness. Read this article to know more about them.

Famous People Born On May 8th

Individuals born on May 8th fall under the second sun sign of Taurus, the bull. They are ruled by the planet of Venus which exemplifies love and beauty. Such people are practical and grounded, as reflected by their element, the Earth. These individuals aren’t the ones for prevarication, as their natural instinct is to tell it like it is, no matter the consequences. They are sensible and intelligent, thriving on a carefully organized plan for the future. It's not unusual for individuals born under this date to have a five or ten year plan, so they can always be prepared for any eventuality. Their serious nature may make them appear outwardly dull, but they possess a knack to see the funny side of life.

  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham

    Famous as: Economist, Investor

    Died on: 21 September 1976

    Born in: London, England


    Nationality: British, American

    Year Of Birth: 1894

  • David Keith
    David Keith

    Born in: Knoxville

    Nationality: American


    Year Of Birth: 1954

  • Don Rickles
    Don Rickles

    Born in: New York

    Nationality: American


    Year Of Birth: 1926

  • Friedrich August von Hayek
    Friedrich von Hayek

    Famous as: Economist and philosopher

    Died on: 23 March 1992

    Born in: Vienna


    Nationality: Austrian, British

    Year Of Birth: 1899

  • Fulton J. Sheen
    Fulton J. Sheen

    Famous as: Archbishop

    Died on: 09 December 1979

    Born in: El Paso, Illinois


    Nationality: American

    Year Of Birth: 1895

  • Gary Snyder
    Gary Snyder

    Born in: San Francisco

    Nationality: American


    Year Of Birth: 1930

  • James R. Thompson
    James R. Thompson

    Famous as: Lawyer, Politician

    Born in: Chicago, Illinois


    Nationality: American

    Year Of Birth: 1936

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk
    Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Famous as: Composer

    Died on: 18 December 1869

    Born in: New Orleans


    Nationality: American

    Year Of Birth: 1829

  • Naomi Klein
    Naomi Klein

    Born in: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Nationality: Canadian


    Year Of Birth: 1970

  • Phillis Wheatley
    Phillis Wheatley

    Famous as: First African American Poetess

    Died on: 05 December 1784

    Born in: West Africa


    Nationality: American

    Year Of Birth: 1753

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 8

The term "down to Earth," could certainly apply to individuals born on this date, due to their strong connections to the Earth element. Their practicality and single-minded, bullish nature makes them quite strong-willed and possibly even stubborn. Despite this stubborn streak, May 8th individuals can be very reserved in nature, preferring to use their gift of discipline to aid others. It's the stability of this star sign that makes these individuals the calm center of any storm. Their anger is slow to stir but once roused, they can be fiery and ferocious.

People born on May 8th strive to be constantly aware of their health. They exercise and eat well, reducing health problems as far as they're able to. They try to balance their environment to minimize any stress, thus further reducing stress related illnesses. They're the type of person who would work hard and play hard, taking to a sunny beach as quickly as they would to a boardroom. In all, these individuals lead a healthy life, avoiding instances of possible sickness by taking responsibility for their robust constitution.

The solid guidance of common-sense will ensure that people born on this date invest wisely and won't take any wild chances. Being an Earth sign, money means security, and they will devote a significant amount of energy to ensure that future material comforts are in their lives.

Individuals born on this date do well under pressure and often find careers in medicine and police-work. Their natural intelligence and stability make them dependable and a source of inspiration in leadership roles. They use their single-minded nature to pick a career path early in life.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Charming and romantic, people having this birthdate seek partners with similar career choices to their own. Their need for structure leads to long-term relationships, although this can come later in life if their career interferes. With their strong sex drive, they dominate in the bedroom. They're passionate and patient. When they do have children, they make excellent teachers, passing on their life experiences. They will ensure their children learn self-reliance and the ability to think for themselves.

Lucky Colors: Gold, Brown, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4
Lucky Days (of the week): Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 5, 16, 22