On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Olympic silver 1928)