What Happened on October 8, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of 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 (b. 1830)
  • Martin Pluddemann, composer, dies at 43