On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68

Famous Birthdays

  • Erica Morini, Austrian concert violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy", born in Medford, Wisconsin (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Alfred Ritter von Zittel, German geologist and paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64