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Historical Events In 1908

Thursday, 17 June 2021

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

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' in the year 1908.  

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

Nov 19   On this day in history 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 in the year 1908.  

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 in the year 1908.  

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

Nov 24   In the year 1908 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   Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62) in the year 1908.  

Nov 29   In the year 1908 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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) in the year 1908.  

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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   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born in the year 1908.  

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

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

Jan 04   Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian was born in the year 1908.  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1908 birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1908 death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died on this day in history.  

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