On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, American pianist, born in Cordele, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1987)
  • Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
1899 Highlights

About December 8, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius