What Happened on January 1, 1892

Historical Events

  • Ellis Island opens as a US immigration inspection station - it would go on to be the gateway to the US for more than 12 million people

Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1933-43; New York Philharmonic, 1943-47; Chicago Symphony, 1947-48), born in Split, Kingdom of Dalmatia (d. 1958)

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas (1892-1948)

5th President of the Philippines (1946-48), born in Capiz, Philippines

  • Miklos Radnai, Hungarian composer and critic (d. 1935)
Born in 1892

Famous Deaths

  • Roswell B. Mason, Mayor of Chicago, dies at 86
1892 Highlights

About January 1, 1892

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn