On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1879

Historical Events

  • Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Barrett, British athlete (WR marathon 2:42:31 1909), born in London, England (d. 1927)
  • Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi (Maharshi Research Inst)

Famous Weddings

John Philip Sousa

Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis

1879 Highlights

About December 30, 1879

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn