On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday

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


Person of interestPaul Dirac

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

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Paul Dirac

Famous Deaths

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