On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday

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