On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered

Famous Birthdays

  • John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)