- 1997 - Playhouse Disney begins airing on the Disney Channel.
- 1998 - The PB&J Otter premiere on Playhouse Disney with the episode "Soap Box Derby Day/Howdy Hoohaw Day".
- 2016 - The Once Upon a Time episode "Last Rites" premieres on ABC.
- 1884 - Harry S. Truman (33rd President of the United States)
- 1913 - Bob Clampett (animator, producer, director, and puppeteer)
- 1926 - Don Rickles (actor and comedian)
- 1960 - Patrick McKenna (actor and comedian)
- 1967 - LaVerne Sophia Andrews (singer)
- 1999 - Ed Gilbert (actor and voice actor)
- 2012 - Maurice Sendak (writer and illustrator)
- 2016 - William Schallert (actor, voice actor and singer) and Nick Lashaway (actor)
|<<||May 7||Timeline||May 9||>>|