What Happened in April 1885

Historical Events

  • Apr 30 Boston Pops Orchestra forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones
  • Apr 3 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
  • Apr 3 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • Apr 5 Dimitrie Cuclin, composer
  • Apr 6 Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer
  • Apr 8 Dimitrios Levidis, composer
  • Apr 13 Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)
  • Apr 13 Georg Luk√°cs, Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (d. 1971)
  • Apr 13 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • Apr 15 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • Apr 16 Leo Weiner, Hungary, composer (Fasching)
  • Apr 17 Cecil Burleigh, composer
  • Apr 17 Karen Blixen-Finecke, [pen name Isak Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)
  • Apr 29 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)
  • Apr 29 Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)
  • Apr 30 Luigi Russolo, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 29 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804)
  • Apr 10 John H Scholten, theologist (Free Want), dies at 73
  • Apr 23 William Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 30 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38