On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1908

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Australian Bill Lang in 6 rounds in Melbourne in a warmup fight for his famous title bout with Jack Johnson

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, Dutch jurist and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1888-93), dies at 61
1908 Highlights

About September 3, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo