What Happened on December 5, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Tate, English sugar producer (established Tate Gallery in London), dies at 80
1899 Highlights

About December 5, 1899

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius