On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Halfdan Cleve [née Klewe], Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1951)
  • John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
1879 Highlights

About October 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra