On This Day

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, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57
1897 Highlights

About December 16, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius