On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1902

Historical Events

  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles

Famous Birthdays

Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum electrodynamics, Nobel 1933), born in Bristol, England (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • James Tissot, French painter and illustrator, dies at 65
1902 Highlights

About August 8, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo