On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1893

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Blanckenberg, South African cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 60 wickets; Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1955)
  • Jimmy Blanckenberg, South African cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1955)
  • Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist & author (Flemish Resurrection), born in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar and theologian, dies at 74
1893 Highlights

About December 31, 1893

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn