What Happened on January 8, 1891

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (Ballets Russes) and choreographer, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • Walter Bothe, German subatomic particle physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1954), born in Oranienburg, Germany (d. 1957)
Born in 1891

Famous Deaths

  • Fredrik Pacius, German-Finnish composer (Finnish and Estonian national anthems), conductor, and music educator, known as "the Father of Finnish music", dies at 81
1891 Highlights

About January 8, 1891

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn