On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1889

Famous Birthdays

  • Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pečky, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestRobert Browning

Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)
1889 Highlights

About December 12, 1889

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius