On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1891

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
  • Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • Walter Bothe, German subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81
1891 Highlights

About January 8, 1891

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn