What Happened on January 26, 1891

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Frank CostelloFrank Costello (1891-1973)

Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy

  • Ilya Ehrenburg, Soviet writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1967)

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield (1891-1976)

American-born Canadian neurosurgeon, born in Spokane, Washington

Born in 1891

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)
1891 Highlights

About January 26, 1891

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius