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)

Georges Vezina

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

1887 Highlights

About January 21, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius