On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1877

Historical Events

Music History

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" has its world premiere, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow

  • Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • Garrett Morgan, American inventor (gas mask and traffic signal), born in Claysville, Kentucky (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42
1877 Highlights

About March 4, 1877

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces