On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1908

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • Joseph Rotblat, Polish Physicist, (Nobel Peace Prize 1995 for work against nuclear arms), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Pauline Trigère, French-American fashion designer (Bell Bottoms), born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Tomés Estrada Palma, Cuban politician, 1st president of Cuba (1902-06), dies at 73
1908 Highlights

About November 4, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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