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 and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy (d. 1973)

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

Famous Deaths

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