What Happened on January 4, 1903

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
  • Gulstan Ropert, French Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 63
  • Topsy the elephant (b. circa 1875)
  • W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies