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Historical Events In 1908

Friday, 19 April 2019

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

Nov 07   On this day in history dutch capture Venezuelan navy  

Nov 08   Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 12   Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema) on this day in history.  

Nov 14   On this day in history albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light  

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   The birth of Joseph McCarthy, US senator who led the anti-communist 'witch hunts' in the year 1908.  

Nov 15   On this day in history cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies  

Nov 16   On this day in history arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera  

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

Nov 16   The birth of Burgess Meredith, US actor on this day in history.  

Nov 18   In the year 1908 imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)  

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

Nov 19   On this day in history albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79  

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

Nov 20   On this day in history the birth of Alistair Cooke, British broadcaster  

Nov 22   In the year 1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0  

Nov 22   Michael Balfour, historian on this day in history.  

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

Nov 24   Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus) on this day in history.  

Nov 25   Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yds on this day in history.  

Nov 26   On this day in history charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)  

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

Nov 28   Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62) on this day in history.  

Nov 29   In the year 1908 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   In the year 1908 robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance)  

Dec 03   On this day in history edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A, premieres  

Dec 03   In the year 1908 halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)  

Dec 04   A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969) on this day in history.  

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

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

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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 in the year 1908.  

Jan 02   In the year 1908 birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   Janis Kepitis, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)  

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   Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65  

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

Jan 25   Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) died on this day in history.  

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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