On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), born in Helsinki (d. 1961)
  • George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor, comedian and singer (Oh God; Burns and Allen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Isabel Withers, American actress (Possessed, Lady of Burlesque), born in Frankton, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Young Frankenstein, Ninotchka, George Burns Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Queen Victoria, dies at 37
1896 Highlights

About January 20, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius