On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1903

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Hermanus J A M Schaepman, Dutch clergyman/politician, dies at 58
1903 Highlights

About January 21, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius