On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1902

Historical Events

Music Premiere

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

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? 119 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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