On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Hemsi, Turkish composer (Sephardic Melodies), born in Turgutlu, Ottoman Empire (d. 1975)
  • Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (The Leopard), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1957)
1896 Highlights

About December 23, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn