Monday 1 January 1900
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Fight Between a Lion and a Bull, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
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- Ester Hartman: American first child born in the 20th century in New York, the middle of six kids born to a Jewish tailor.
- Chiune Sugihara: Japanese soldier and diplomat (d. 1986).
- Alfred La Barbera: Italian barber, the first child born in Italy during this century.
- Xavier Cugat [Francisco de As?s Javier Cugat Mingall de Brue y Deulofeo] in Tirona: Catalonia, Spain; bandleader ("Perfidia") (married Abbe Lane, Charo) (dies 1990).
- Hubert van: Doorne Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF).
- Paola Borboni: Italian film actress whose career spanned nine decades of cinema. She also made a substantial contribution to theatre. She entered film in 1916 in the silent picture "Jacobo Ortis" under the directorship of Giuseppe Sterni and made over 80 film appearances between then and 1990.
- Chiune Sugimara: Japanese diplomat, called the Asian Schindler for the similarity of his service to humanity. Working in the Foreign Service, Sugimara was assigned to Lithuania during WWII. While there, he found that Jews could escape the country if they had the proper papers. He wrote three times to his headquarters requesting permission to complete the proper credentials and each time, was denied. He began writing the visas on his own recognizance and saved some 6,000 Jews from persecution before he was discov
- Xavier Cugat: Spanish-American musician, a bandleader called the "Rumba King" who taught a generation to tango, mambo and cha-cha. His songs include "The Isle of Capri" and "Tico Tico." He was noted for sparkling rhythms and a taste for spicy young beauties, four of whom he married, including the "gitchi-gitchi" girl, Charo.
- Robert Cami: French designer and engraver of medals and postage stamps, who died on 12 January 1975 in Paris.
- William Haines: American actor, a leading man of silent films. When film work was slow, he worked as an interior decorator. The public exposure of his homosexuality ruined his film career.
- Cissy Cunningham: Scottish centenarian born at the turn of the 20th century. The second of eight children, she and her siblings slept head-to-toe in one bed in their tiny home. At age 7, she went to school but had to leave in 1914 at the outbreak of WWI. She was sent to work for a baker but as women were urgently for the war effort, she went to work instead for a munitions factory. At age 17, she was forced to leave as the factory chemicals affected her health. She soon after met a handsome miner James Cunningham
- Hawaii asks for a delegate at the U.S. Republican National Convention.
- The first electric bus becomes operational in New York City.
- U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote American trade with China.
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