What Happened on February 4, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • (Arthur) "Artie" Bernstein, American jazz and session double bassist (The Dorsey Brothers), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1964)
  • Harold "Duke" Dejan, Creole-American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader (Olympia Brass Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • Robert Coote, British actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; Scaramouche), born in London, England (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • John Clarkson, American Baseball HOF pitcher (Triple Crown 1889; no-hitter 1885; 3 × NL wins leader; 3 × NL strikeout leader; Chicago White Stockings, Boston Beaneaters), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47
1909 Highlights

About February 4, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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