On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1959)
  • H├ęctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, Polish composer, dies at 41
  • Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI, dies at 70 (b. 1828)