On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanns Jelinek, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist, born in Aurum, Nevada (d. 1980)
  • Ray Whitley, American country and western singer-songwriter ("Back in the Saddle Again") and actor (Tim Holt films), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1979)

Walt Disney

Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, American animator, (Mickey Mouse), producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Co., born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)

  • Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), born in W├╝rzburg, Germany (d. 1976)
1901 Highlights

About December 5, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius