On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Yousuf Karsh, American Canadian portrait photographer (Life Magazine), born in Mardin, Ottoman Empire (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Wachmann, Romanian composer, dies at 72
  • Francois A. Gevaert, Belgium Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68
1908 Highlights

About December 23, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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