On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House
  • Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO

Famous Deaths

  • Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42