On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1880

Famous Birthdays

  • Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, born in Vienna (d. 1942)
  • Percy Sherwell, South African cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain), born in Isipingo, Natal (d. 1948)

Famous Deaths

  • Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (b. 1810)
1880 Highlights

About August 17, 1880

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo