What Happened on August 19, 1883

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), born in Saumur, France (d. 1971)

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel
  • José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • Leonid Kulik, Tartu Estonia, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history

Famous Deaths

  • Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (b. 1810)