What Happened on August 14, 1908

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)
1908 Highlights

About August 14, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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