On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), born in Kislovodsk, Terek Oblast, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Cornelis van Dis Sr., Dutch chemist and politician, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Hannah Frank, Scottish artist and sculptor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
1908 Highlights

About August 23, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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