On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1908

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jack Hobbs makes his international debut in England's 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG, scoring 83 and 28 in his two innings. Goes onto become the leading run scorer and century maker in 1st-class cricket history.

Cricketer Known as The Master Jack Hobbs
Cricketer Known as The Master
Jack Hobbs

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? 113 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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