On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1903

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • In 11th an old black ball is put into play against Cleve, Tigers' Nap Lajoie protests ignored, he hurls ball out of park & forfeits game
  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-1 lead over US (ends 4-1)

Famous Birthdays

  • August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state