What Happened on January 4, 1903

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)

Famous Deaths

  • Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
  • Gulstan Ropert, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1839)
  • Topsy the elephant (b. circa 1875)
  • W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies