On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1991)
  • Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer (Benny Goodman, Sing Sing Sing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer, born in Cologne, Germany (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