On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), born in Bhadeli, British India (d. 1995)
  • Omer Tulippe, Belgian geographer
  • Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths)
  • William A. Wellman, American film director (Star is Born 1937), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1984)
1896 Highlights

About February 29, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces