On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1908

Historical Events

  • 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
  • Sir Jack Hobbs, the leading run scorer and century maker in first-class cricket history, makes his international debut in England's 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG (83 & 28)

Famous Birthdays

  • Kinue Hitomi, Japanese athlete (World record women's 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump; Olympic silver 800m 1928), born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1931)
1908 Highlights

About January 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn