On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1904

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, American trombonist and plunger-mute pioneer (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Paul Maria Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian & writer, dies at 76
1904 Highlights

About February 1, 1904

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius