On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, born in Thomson, Georgia (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths

  • Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, dies at 77
1901 Highlights

About May 5, 1901

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus