On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1908

Historical Events

  • Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert F. Simon, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; Operation Petticoat; M*A*S*H), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • Rufus "Rufe" Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), born in Vinson, Oklahoma (d. 1974)
1908 Highlights

About December 2, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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