What Happened on December 16, 1897

Melodrama at Theatre Leaves Actor Dead

Historical Events

  • 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacobus Petrus Duminy, South African cricket batsman (3 Tests; Western Province, Transvaal, Oxford University CC) and academic (principal & vice-chancellor University of Cape Town), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1980)
  • Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
Born in 1897

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57

About December 16, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius