On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey in 2:25:43.2
  • Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.

Famous Birthdays

  • Lionel Hampton, American jazz vibraphone player and actor, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, born in Sint-Oedenrode, Netherlands (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, dies at 85