On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1897

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st Boston Marathon (B.A.A. Road Race), won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10; the world's oldest annual marathon inspired by success of the first marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, born in India (d. 1970)
  • Vivienne Segal, American Broadway actress (Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)