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)

Person of interestWalt Disney

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

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 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? 119 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius