On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1890

Historical Events

  • British and French accord to divide African colonization

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Teatro Colón, 1937-49; NBC Symphony, 1947-48), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (Die heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck)), born in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria (d. 1987)
  • Naum Gabo [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
1890 Highlights

About August 5, 1890

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo