On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Fred Coots, American songwriter ("Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"; "Love Letters In The Sand"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer, dies at 63
1897 Highlights

About May 2, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus