On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1912

Historical Events

  • Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded

Famous Birthdays

  • George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • Gertrud Fussenegger [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
1912 Highlights

About May 8, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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