May 1908 calendar

May 1908

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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.

But much more happened on May 1908: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1908?


  • 05 May 1908 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2.
  • 09 May 1908 Dirk Fock becomes Governor of Suriname.
  • 10 May 1908 First official Mother's Day service is held, at the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, organized by Anna Jarvis.
  • 12 May 1908 Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield.
  • 18 May 1908 US Congress mandates that "In God We Trust" appear on all US coins.
  • 20 May 1908 The Aldrich-Vreeland Act alters security deposit requirements for national banks.
  • 23 May 1908 Dirigible explodes over San Francisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die.
  • 24 May 1908 Belgium Catholic socialist / liberal parliamentary election
  • 26 May 1908 At Masjed Soleyman (???? ??????) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
  • 30 May 1908 Paris advocate E Archdeacon is first passenger in a airplane.
  • 31 May 1908 Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is first airplane passenger (Belgium).
  • 10 May 1908 Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1908?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Carmen - Toreador Song
  2. - The Dream Waltz
  3. - The Cavalier
  4. - My Gal Irene
  5. - Jimmie and Maggie at The Merry Widow


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?