On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Holt, Australian politician, Prime Minister of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam, disappeared swimming, presumed drowned while PM, born in Stanmore, New South Wales (d. 1967)
1908 Highlights

About August 5, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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