On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1903

Historical Events

  • New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1 and 9-2 at the Polo Grounds

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestArthur Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher, born in Bourges, France (d. 1985)
1903 Highlights

About August 31, 1903

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo