On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1904

Historical Events

  • First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Gardiner, Canadian NHL goalie (Vezina winner), born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1934)
  • Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942), born in Odessa, Ukraine
1904 Highlights

About December 31, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn