On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1908

Historical Events

  • Uprisings spread throughout Turkey

Famous Birthdays

Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader ("Caldonia"; "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"; "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1979)

1908 Highlights

About July 8, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer