On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1883

Famous Birthdays

  • Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)

Person of interestCoco Chanel

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), born in Saumur, France (d. 1971)

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel
  • José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • Leonid Kulik, Russian mineralogist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history, born in Tartu, Estonia, Imperial Russia (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (US Attorney General 1857-60, US Secretary of State 1860-61), dies at 73
1883 Highlights

About August 19, 1883

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo