On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • John Alton [Johann Jacob Altmann], American cinematographer, born in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam (WWII), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1971)
1901 Highlights

About October 5, 1901

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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