On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1905

Historical Events

  • Union of Unions organizes In Russia under the chairmanship of Paul Miliukov and joins liberal groups demanding parliamentary government and universal suffrage

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest "Red" Nichols, American jazz cornetist, composer and jazz bandleader (His Five Pennies - "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider"; "Bugler's Lament"), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965)
  • Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2000)
1905 Highlights

About May 8, 1905

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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