On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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, composer, dies at 43