On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1903

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin [Eugene Henri], French painter who worked in French Polynesia, dies at 54

1903 Highlights

About May 8, 1903

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus