On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1908

Historical Events

  • St Louis Cardinals Johnny Lush pitches 2nd career no-hitter vs Brooklyn Superbas; wins, 2-0 (1st no-hitter 1906)

Famous Birthdays

  • George Singer, composer
  • Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 1997)
  • James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
  • Svend Erik Tarp, Danish composer, born in Thisted, Denmark (d. 1994)
  • William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
1908 Highlights

About August 6, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo