On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

Person of interestFulgencio Batista

Fulgencio Batista, Dictator and President of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59), born in Banes, Cuba (d. 1973)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)

Person of interestHiram R. Revels

Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
1901 Highlights

About January 16, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn