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Historical Events In 1908

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Aug 04   Kurt Eichhorn, conductor on this day in history.  

Aug 05   Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam on this day in history.  

Aug 06   George Singer, composer in the year 1908.  

Aug 06   In the year 1908 st Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn  

Aug 08   Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65) in the year 1908.  

Aug 08   In the year 1908 joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40  

Aug 10   Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer on this day in history.  

Aug 12   In the year 1908 ford builds the first Model T.  

Aug 12   Lord Renton, QC/British govt minister in the year 1908.  

Aug 13   On this day in history cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team  

Aug 13   On this day in history gene Raymond, NYC, actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater)  

Aug 13   Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67 in the year 1908.  

Aug 14   On this day in history lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)  

Aug 14   Race riot in Springfield Illinois on this day in history.  

Aug 17   B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC in the year 1908.  

Aug 17   Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on this day in history.  

Aug 17   On this day in history kurt Hessenberg, composer  

Aug 18   In the year 1908 armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)  

Aug 20   Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959) in the year 1908.  

Aug 20   In the year 1908 congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo  

Aug 20   In the year 1908 congo Free State becomes the Belgian Congo 1912 Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect  

Aug 20   Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   In the year 1908 david Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)  

Aug 22   On this day in history henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer  

Aug 22   Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, photographer (Decisive Moment) on this day in history.  

Aug 22   The birth of Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer in the year 1908.  

Aug 23   Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1908 tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title  

Aug 25   Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race in the year 1908.  

Aug 25   Allen Winter wins US first $50,000 trotting race on this day in history.  

Aug 25   On this day in history esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist  

Aug 26   Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933) in the year 1908.  

Aug 27   In the year 1908 calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as the Tigers  

Aug 27   Donald [George] Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs) in the year 1908.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1908 birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 05   George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo) was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

Jan 07   Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967) was born in the year 1908.  

Famous Deaths In 1908

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70  

Jan 09   On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67  

Jan 10   In the year 1908 anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65  

Jan 14   In the year 1908 holger Drachmann, writer, dies  

Jan 17   Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 in the year 1908.  

Jan 25   In the year 1908 death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

Feb 01   On this day in history death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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