On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1908

Historical Events

  • Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)

Famous Birthdays

  • (Harold Eugene) "Gene Gifford American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and arranger (Jean Goldkette; Casa Loma Orchestra), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1970)
  • Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian poet, dies at 68
1908 Highlights

About May 31, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini