On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1915

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 104 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius