What Happened on May 8, 1853

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Brouthers, American Baseball HOF first baseman (first great MLB slugger; 4×NL batting champion; Buffalo Bisons, Detroit Wolverines, Boston Beaneaters, Brooklyn Grooms), born in Sylvan Lake, New York (d. 1932)
Born in 1853

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53), dies at 67
1853 Highlights

About May 8, 1853

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus