On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1905

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist ("That's Alright"), born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), born in Kinleyside, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (1971-85), born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
1905 Highlights

About August 24, 1905

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo