What Happened on May 5, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "The Billboard" began weekly publication

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)