On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • George Dixon, Canadian boxer (World Bantamweight title 1892; World Featherweight champion 1891-97, 98-1901; first black athlete to win a World C'ship in any sport), dies of liver failure at 37
1908 Highlights

About January 6, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 114 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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