On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), born in Coffee County, Alabama (d. 1987)
  • Lee Wiley, American jazz singer, and lyricist (Night in Manhattan; "Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere"), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
1908 Highlights

About October 9, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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