On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Hermann Pillney, Austrian composer and painist, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • Yip Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], American lyricist ("Over The Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
1896 Highlights

About April 8, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries