On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1908

Historical Events

Historic Event

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns

Famous Birthdays

Bette Davis

(Ruth Elizabeth) "Bette" Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

  • George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony, 1950-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1958-69), and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1985)
  • Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), born in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, born in Chandwa, Bhojpur, Bihar, British India (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Gaetano Coronaro, Italian conductor, pedagogue, and composer (La Creola), dies at 55
1908 Highlights

About April 5, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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