On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1898

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), born in Dirschau, West Prussia, German Empire (d. 1995)
  • Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and economist (Nobel 1974), born in Gagnef, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
1898 Highlights

About December 6, 1898

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius