What Happened on January 15, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in NYC, New York
  • Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
  • Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
  • Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Janssen missionary (b. 1837)
  • Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
  • Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63