On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1908

Historical Events

  • Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague

Famous Birthdays

  • Mika Waltari, Finnish novelist (Egyptian), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist and founder of Isshinryu Karate, born in Gushikawa, Okinawa, Japan (d. 1975)
1908 Highlights

About September 19, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo