On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1897

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Emperor Franz Joseph I names Gustav Mahler Director of the Vienna Court Opera

Famous Birthdays

  • Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter, dies at 67
  • Martin Pluddemann, German composer, dies at 43
1897 Highlights

About October 8, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra