On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1882

Famous Birthdays

  • Sir Jack Hobbs, English cricket batsman (61 Tests, 5,410 runs @ 56.94, 15 x 100s; leading 1st-class run-scorer [61,760] and century-maker [199]; Surry), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1963)
  • Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
  • Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethno-musicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1967)
1882 Highlights

About December 16, 1882

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius