On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1909

Historical Events

  • American Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6) in NYC
  • British runner Henry Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31) in the Polytechnic Marathon in London

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich von Holstein, German civil servant (head of the political department of the German Foreign Office), dies at 72
1909 Highlights

About May 8, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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