On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1908

Historical Events

  • John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp

Famous Birthdays

  • Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Howard Wendell, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar), born in Coventry, United Kingdom (d. 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
1908 Highlights

About January 25, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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