On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1897

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)

Famous Birthdays

  • Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), born in Clydach, Swansea, Wales (d. 1969)
1897 Highlights

About December 31, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn