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


Person of interestPaul Gauguin

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

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin

1903 Highlights

About May 8, 1903

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus