What Happened on December 2, 1908

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Hy Gardner, American newspaper columnist (New York Herald Tribune, 1951-66), and television panelist, born in NYC (d. 1989)
  • 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)
Born in 1908
1908 Highlights

About December 2, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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