On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1899

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestNoel Wien

Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien

1899 Highlights

About June 8, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini