On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1908

Historical Events

  • Dutch scientists produce solid helium

Famous Birthdays

  • Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Balthus [Balthazar Klossowski], French Polish painter (Valerie), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Bob Pearce, American wrestler (Olympic gold bantamweight freestyle 1932), born in Wyaconda, Missouri (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, first Governor-General of Australia (as Lord Hopetoun)
  • Pat Garrett, American Western lawman, dies at 57
1908 Highlights

About February 29, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces