On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, born in St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist and composer (Stabat Mater), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • John Bagot Glubb, British commandant and writer (A soldier with the Arabs), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1986)
1897 Highlights

About April 16, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries