On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1889

Historical Events


Music releaseTheater Premiere

Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Vor Sonnenaufgang" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Dumont, American actress and Marx Brothers' comic foil (Day at the Races), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)
1889 Highlights

About October 20, 1889

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 131 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra