On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1905

Historical Events

  • 9 hour work day for diamond miners

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1985)
  • Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • Mabel Cahill, Irish tennis player (US National C'ship 1891-92), dies at 41
1905 Highlights

About January 1, 1905

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn