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)
Born in 1897

Famous Deaths

  • Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American HOF pitcher (won MLB record 60 games & Triple Crown 1884; no-hitter 1883; Providence Grays), dies at 42

About February 5, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius