On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1993)
  • William James Millar Mackenzie, Scottish political scientist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
1909 Highlights

About April 8, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries