On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1891

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestFrank Costello

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

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello
  • 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? 129 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius