On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • John Kirby [Kirk], American jazz double-bassist and tuba player (Benny Goodman; "Undecided"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1952)
  • Marko Rothmuller, Croatian composer, born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia (d. 1993)
  • Simon Wiesenthal, Jewish-Austrian holocaust survivor & Nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center), born in Buchach, Ukraine (d. 2005)
1908 Highlights

About December 31, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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