On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1904

Historical Events

  • Vanderbilt Cup, first major trophy in American auto racing is conducted on public roads in Nassau County area of Long Island, NY; inaugural winner, American driver George Heath in a Panhard

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist and general, dies at 62
1904 Highlights

About October 8, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra