On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1897

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 Stikker, Dutch politician, diplomat (Ambassador to Great Britain, 1952-58; Secretary General of NATO, 1961-64), and CEO (Heineken), Born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
1897 Highlights

About February 5, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius