On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1900

Historical Events

  • 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles

Famous Birthdays

  • Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange
  • Victor Young, American composer and orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old California), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1956)
1900 Highlights

About August 8, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo