On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "The Billboard" began weekly publication

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924), born in Clinton County, New York (d. 1996)
  • Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer and conductor (Hassan gewinnt), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • Mervyn A. Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope), born in Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)