January 26, 1891 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua" premieres in NYC

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy (d. 1973)

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello
  • Ilya G Ehrenburg, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)

Deaths in History

  • Nicholaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)