On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Elmer Schoebel, American jazz pianist, arranger (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Isham Jones), and composer ("Farewell Blues"; "Prince Of Wails"), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
1896 Highlights

About September 8, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo