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Historical Events In 1908

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Nov 06   Leonid Andreyevs "Dui Nashey Zhizni," premieres in St Petersburg in the year 1908.  

Nov 07   Dutch capture Venezuelan navy in the year 1908.  

Nov 08   In the year 1908 victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77  

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   In the year 1908 albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light  

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

Nov 14   Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies in the year 1908.  

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

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

Nov 16   In the year 1908 arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera  

Nov 16   On this day in history burgess Meredith, Cleve Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky)  

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

Nov 18   Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl) on this day in history.  

Nov 19   On this day in history alan Baxter, East Cleveland OH, actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches)  

Nov 19   In the year 1908 albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79  

Nov 20   On this day in history alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)  

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   Michael Balfour, historian on this day in history.  

Nov 23   In the year 1908 leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter  

Nov 24   In the year 1908 harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)  

Nov 25   In the year 1908 dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yds  

Nov 26   Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy) in the year 1908.  

Nov 28   154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa in the year 1908.  

Nov 28   In the year 1908 arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)  

Nov 29   On this day in history adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister  

Dec 02   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

Dec 03   Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A, premieres in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 04   On this day in history a D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)  

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   Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of george Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)  

Jan 06   Menahem Avidom, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 23   On this day in history edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47  

Jan 25   Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) died in the year 1908.  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died in the year 1908.  

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