On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1908

Historical Events

  • Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh beats Detroit Tigers, 6-1, his 40th victory of the MLB season; forces AL pennant race to the final day

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific), born in Texarcana, Texas (d. 1988)
1908 Highlights

About October 5, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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