On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1905

Historical Events

  • 25th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Beals Wright beats defending champion Holcombe Ward 6-2, 6-1, 11-9 for his lone major singles title
  • Mbunga rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
  • Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
1905 Highlights

About August 31, 1905

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo