On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), born in Silver Creek, New York (d. 1975)
  • Lucille Bogan, American blues singer and songwriter ("Sweet Petunia"; "Black Angel Blues"), born in Amory, Mississippi (d. 1948)
  • Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)
1897 Highlights

About April 1, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries