On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday

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