On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1898

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), born in Peckham, South London, England (d. 1989)
  • Jef Last, Dutch poet and writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1972)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles C. Walcutt, American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, dies of an old war wound at 60
1898 Highlights

About May 2, 1898

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus