On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1908

Historical Events

  • NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion William Larned beats Beals Wright 6-1, 6-2, 8-6 for his 4th of 7 US singles titles
  • US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Fred McLeod defeats fellow Scot Willie Smith by 6 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title
1908 Highlights

About August 29, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo