On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Springfield Illinois
  • The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Knox, Director of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (1941-43) (d. 1993)
  • Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (Antigone, Marinos Kontaras), born in Kastelli Kissamou, Crete (d. 1984)