On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Easdale, composer
  • Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • George W Crockett Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1980- )
  • Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)
  • Leo Fender, American inventor, and electric guitar designer (Telecaster; Stratocaster; Precision Bass), born in Anaheim California (d. 1991)
  • Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61)
1909 Highlights

About August 10, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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