On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1901

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets the first officially recognised world long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), born in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2000)
  • Juan Carlos Paz, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60