On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1908

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1966)
1908 Highlights

About April 18, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries