What Happened on December 31, 1904

Historical Events

  • First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square, New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Gardiner, Canadian NHL goalie (Vezina winner), born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1934)
  • Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American Grammy Award-winning concert violinist, transcriber and composer, born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1992)
1904 Highlights

About December 31, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn