On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1901

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, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III, dies at 60
1901 Highlights

About August 5, 1901

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo