On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1902

A Crackdown on Lovers in New York

Historical Events

  • 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Illinois)
  • New York state assemblyman Francis G. ‚ÄčLandon gets a bill passed to criminalize men turning around on a street and "looking at a woman in that way"
  • The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl R[ansom] Rogers, American psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)

Georgy Malenkov

Georgy Malenkov, Soviet leader who was briefly leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death (1953-55), born in Orenburg, Russian Empire (d. 1988)

  • Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
1902 Highlights

About January 8, 1902

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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