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

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? 123 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius