On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1891

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

Frank Costello

Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy (d. 1973)

  • Ilya G Ehrenburg, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)

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? 130 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius