On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1903

Famous Birthdays

  • Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Irene Eisinger, German-British singer, born in Cosel, German Empire (d. 1994)
  • Kitty Muggeridge, British author and translator, born in Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • Zoltán Székely, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Kocs, Hungary (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHerbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer, British philosopher (Social Statics), dies at 83

Philosopher and Intellectual Herbert Spencer
Philosopher and Intellectual
Herbert Spencer

1903 Highlights

About December 8, 1903

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius