What Happened in October 1883

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 The Orient Express departs on its first official journey from Paris to Instanbul
  • Oct 4 First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Oct 15 Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
  • Oct 20 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre" 1st performed
  • Oct 20 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
  • Oct 22 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)
  • Oct 22 Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
  • Oct 30 Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 5 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
  • Oct 8 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), born in Freiburg, Baden, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 8 Dick Burnett, American musician (Man of Constant Sorrow), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 14 Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor)
  • Oct 16 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (The Exorcist), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1973)
  • Oct 17 A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)
  • Oct 22 Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)
  • Oct 22 Viktor Jacobi, composer
  • Oct 26 Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)
  • Oct 26 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
  • Oct 29 Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor/director (Hofstad Stage)
  • Oct 31 Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 15 Francesco Schira, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 22 George Coulthard, cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies
  • Oct 22 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
  • Oct 29 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 30 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj