8 May is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years). There are 237 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1993: The Hogwarts Quidditch Cup is cancelled following the attack on Hermione Granger and Penelope Clearwater by Slytherin's Basilisk. Albus Dumbledore is removed as Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry after Lucius Malfoy blackmails the Hogwarts Board of Governors into signing his Order of Suspension. Rubeus Hagrid is sent to Azkaban.