On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1915

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E premieres

Composer Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius

Historic Event

John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" appears anonymously in "Punch" magazine

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
1915 Highlights

About December 8, 1915

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius