Saturday August 08, 1908
US date format: 8/8/1908, UK date format: 8/8/1908
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It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Arthur J Goldberg and Chivu Stoica.
The Blue Bird, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 08, 1908?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
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- Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
- Joseph [Maria] Olbrich: Architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 08, 1908?
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Emilio DeGogorza - O Sole Mio