January 26, 1891 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

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