What Happened on August 19, 1883

Famous Birthdays

  • (Gabrielle) "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), born in Saumur, France (d. 1971)
  • Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 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)
Born in 1883

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? 139 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo