On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1891

Historical Events

  • World's 1st traveler's cheques issued by American Express

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Kerr, American actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat), born in Eagle Grove, Iowa (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, dies at 73
1891 Highlights

About August 5, 1891

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo