On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1908

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • 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? 113 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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