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Historical Events In 1908

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Nov 06   On this day in history leonid Andreyevs "Dui Nashey Zhizni," premieres in St Petersburg  

Nov 07   In the year 1908 dutch capture Venezuelan navy  

Nov 08   Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77 in the year 1908.  

Nov 10   1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room on this day in history.  

Nov 12   On this day in history hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)  

Nov 14   Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light on this day in history.  

Nov 14   Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union) on this day in history.  

Nov 14   On this day in history kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies  

Nov 14   On this day in history the birth of Joseph McCarthy, US senator who led the anti-communist 'witch hunts'  

Nov 15   In the year 1908 cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies  

Nov 16   Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera in the year 1908.  

Nov 16   Burgess Meredith, Cleve Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky) on this day in history.  

Nov 16   On this day in history the birth of Burgess Meredith, US actor  

Nov 18   On this day in history imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)  

Nov 19   In the year 1908 alan Baxter, East Cleveland OH, actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches)  

Nov 19   Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1908.  

Nov 20   Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre) in the year 1908.  

Nov 20   The birth of Alistair Cooke, British broadcaster on this day in history.  

Nov 22   1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0 on this day in history.  

Nov 22   On this day in history michael Balfour, historian  

Nov 23   Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in history harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)  

Nov 25   On this day in history dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yds  

Nov 26   In the year 1908 charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)  

Nov 28   154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa on this day in history.  

Nov 28   On this day in history arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)  

Nov 29   Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister in the year 1908.  

Dec 02   In the year 1908 pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3  

Dec 02   Robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance) in the year 1908.  

Dec 03   In the year 1908 edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A, premieres  

Dec 03   Halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion) in the year 1908.  

Dec 04   A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969) in the year 1908.  

Dec 04   In the year 1908 haiti's president-General Alexis Nord flees from military coup  

Dec 05   1st football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh) on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1908 birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   In the year 1908 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   In the year 1908 birth of walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian  

Jan 05   In the year 1908 birth of george Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)  

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

Jan 07   Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1908

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70 in the year 1908.  

Jan 09   In the year 1908 abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67  

Jan 10   Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 in the year 1908.  

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies in the year 1908.  

Jan 17   Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72 in the year 1908.  

Jan 23   Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 01   In the year 1908 death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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