On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1900

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Salmhofer, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera, 1945-54), and composer (mostly of ballet and opera), born in Vienna (d. 1975)
  • Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington), and composer ("Caravan"; "Perdido"), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDavid Edward Hughes

David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68


1900 Highlights

About January 22, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius