On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1901

Historical Events

  • A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899
  • In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Philadelphia 12-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
1901 Highlights

About May 8, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus