On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1881

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Opera "Hérodiade" by Jules Massenet is produced in Brussels

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, born in Aben, Louisiana (d. 1938)
1881 Highlights

About December 19, 1881

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 139 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius