On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1898

Historical Events

  • Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), born in Chania, Crete, Greece (d. 1990)
  • Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), born in Algiers, French Algeria (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Boudin, French painter (beach scenes), dies at 74
1898 Highlights

About August 8, 1898

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo