What Happened on January 20, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), born in St Malo, France (d. 1937)
  • Doris Deane, WI, entertainer

Famous Deaths

  • John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), dies at 74