On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1902

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennings Randolph, American politician, Senator from West Virginia (1958-85), born in Salem, West Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
1902 Highlights

About March 8, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces