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Historical Events In 1908

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

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

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

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

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   Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies in the year 1908.  

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   In the year 1908 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   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   On this day in history the birth of Alistair Cooke, British broadcaster  

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

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

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

Nov 28   Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62) in the year 1908.  

Nov 29   Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister on this day in history.  

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

Dec 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history a D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)  

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   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   Janis Kepitis, composer was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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 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   Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1908 ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72  

Jan 23   In the year 1908 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   On this day in history death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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