What Happened on January 26, 1891

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua" premieres in NYC

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello
  • Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
  • Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)