On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, arranger and composer (Benny Goodman Orchestra), born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1897 Highlights

About December 18, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius