On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1908

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
  • NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
1908 Highlights

About October 8, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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