On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1882

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), born in Parnell, Missouri (d. 1961)
  • David Cohen, Dutch historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, born in Deventer, Holland (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney and 37th Prime Minister of France (1881-82), dies at 44
1882 Highlights

About December 31, 1882

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn