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 This day in History - September 8
407 Historic Events for September 8
1914

William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74

Death
1914

British trader Oceanic sinks off Scotland

Event
1914

Hillary Brooke, Abbott and Costello's neighbor (Hillary)

Birth
1914

Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)

Birth
1915

Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres)

Birth
1915

Assn of Negro Life and History founded

Event
1917

Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74

Death
1918

Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)

Birth
1918

John F Seiberling, (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86)

Birth
1919

Richard Pool, naval Officer

Birth
1919

David Johan Kvandal, composer

Birth
1919

Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

Event
1920

US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)

Event
1921

Harry Secombe, Swansea Wales, actor (Down Among the "Z" Men)

Birth
1921

Mary Gorman (Wash DC), 16, crowned 1st Miss America [or 9/14]

Event
1921

1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington DC)

Event
1921

Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)

Birth
1922

Sid Caesar, Yonkers NY, comedian (Your Show of Shows)

Birth
1922

Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980)

Birth
1923

Alan Weeks, sports commentator

Birth
1923

Hillevi Lagerstam, Kurikka Finland

Birth
1923

Fran‡ois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine)

Birth
1924

Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador

Event
1924

Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )

Birth
1925

Peter Sellers, England, actor (not now, Kato, Bobo, Pink Panther)

Birth