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Historical Events In 1908

Sunday, 07 August 2022

Dec 07   Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist in the year 1908.  

Dec 08   John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history victor Babin, composer  

Dec 14   Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 17   In the year 1908 willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))  

Dec 18   Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) in the year 1908.  

Dec 20   Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 21   Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 23   In the year 1908 eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72  

Dec 23   Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 25   On this day in history frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)  

Dec 26   On this day in history 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;  

Dec 26   Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion in the year 1908.  

Dec 26   Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title in the year 1908.  

Dec 26   Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) in the year 1908.  

Dec 27   On this day in history louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)  

Dec 28   Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 29   On this day in history claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)  

Dec 29   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set in the year 1908.  

Dec 31   Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1908 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   On this day in history 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   Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67  

Jan 10   In the year 1908 anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65  

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

Jan 25   On this day in history death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died in the year 1908.  

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