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Historical Events In 1908

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Nov 06   Leonid Andreyevs "Dui Nashey Zhizni," premieres in St Petersburg on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1908.  

Nov 12   Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema) in the year 1908.  

Nov 14   In the year 1908 albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light  

Nov 14   In the year 1908 harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)  

Nov 14   Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies on this day in history.  

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

Nov 15   Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies on this day in history.  

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

Nov 16   Burgess Meredith, Cleve Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky) in the year 1908.  

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

Nov 18   On this day in history 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   Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1908.  

Nov 20   Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre) on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 22   On this day in history michael Balfour, historian  

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

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

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

Dec 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history haiti's president-General Alexis Nord flees from military coup  

Dec 05   In the year 1908 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1908 birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1908 birth of angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian  

Jan 05   George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 09   Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 in the year 1908.  

Jan 10   Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history holger Drachmann, writer, dies  

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

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

Jan 25   On this day in history 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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