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Historical Events In 1908

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Dec 07   In the year 1908 jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist  

Dec 08   In the year 1908 john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)  

Dec 10   Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist in the year 1908.  

Dec 11   Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily) on this day in history.  

Dec 11   In the year 1908 frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres  

Dec 13   Victor Babin, composer in the year 1908.  

Dec 14   Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on this day in history.  

Dec 16   On this day in history 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)  

Dec 17   Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.  

Dec 20   In the year 1908 giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

Dec 21   In the year 1908 pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)  

Dec 22   Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 in the year 1908.  

Dec 23   Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1908.  

Dec 23   On this day in history yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)  

Dec 24   Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80 in the year 1908.  

Dec 25   In the year 1908 frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)  

Dec 26   In Sydney Australia Jack Johnson knocks out Canada's Tommy Burns to win the world heavyweight boxing crown; policestopped the fight in the 14th round; on this day in history.  

Dec 26   On this day in history jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion  

Dec 26   On this day in history jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title  

Dec 26   Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.  

Dec 27   Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   On this day in history earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)  

Dec 28   Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) in the year 1908.  

Dec 28   On this day in history over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.  

Dec 29   Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) in the year 1908.  

Dec 29   In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI  

Dec 29   On this day in history patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc  

Dec 30   In the year 1908 montreal Wanderers loses to Edmonton but retain Stanley Cup (4th of 1908). Cup is won by total points in a 2 game series  

Dec 30   In the year 1908 stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set  

Dec 31   Marko Rothmuller, composer in the year 1908.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

Jan 02   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 02   Janis Kepitis, composer was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1908 birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

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   In the year 1908 antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70  

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   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies in the year 1908.  

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 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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