On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • (Adolphe) Paul Barbarinan American jazz drummer (King Oliver; Red Allen Sextet; Onward Brass Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1982)
1899 Highlights

About May 5, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus