On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1877

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Vanderbilt, American shipping and railroad magnate (New York Central Railroad), dies at 82