On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1887

Historical Events

  • Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
  • Brisbane receives a daily rainfall of 465 millimetres (18.3 inches), a record for any Australian capital city

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Henry Ackley, American composer, born in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina

1887 Highlights

About January 21, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius