On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Bolin, first African American female judge, born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2007)
  • Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Czech Philharmonic, 1950-68; Toronto Symphony, 1968-73), composer, and Auschwitz survivor, born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), born in Nikkō City, Japan (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
1908 Highlights

About April 11, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries