What Happened on January 23, 1889

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Franklin Pangborn, American actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • Prosper Arents, Belgium librarian and bibliographer (reconstructed Peter Paul Rubens library) (d. 1984)
Born in 1889

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (Birth of Venus), dies at 65
1889 Highlights

About January 23, 1889

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius