On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • George Dixon, trumpet/sax
  • 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, political scientist