On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1900

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1961)
  • Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), born in St Malo, France (d. 1937)
  • Doris Deane, American actress, born in Wisconsin (d. 1974)

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
1900 Highlights

About January 20, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius