On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1861

Famous Birthdays

  • Aristide Maillol, French painter and sculptor (Seated Woman), born in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussillon, France (d. 1944)
  • George Méliès, French early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris (d. 1938)
  • William C. Durant, American industry pioneer, founded General Motors, Frigidaire, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)
1861 Highlights

About December 8, 1861

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius