What Happened on May 5, 1908

Historical Events

  • 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens aboard 66-1 chance Stone Street wins in muddy track conditions; 2:15.20 slowest Derby in history

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • Kurt Böhme, German bass, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1989)
1908 Highlights

About May 5, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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