On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1883

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Quakers make 27 errors against Providence Grays in 28-0 shutout defeat at Messer Street Grounds; wild pitches, walks, passed balls count as errors in MLB prior to 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, American army officer, born in Fort Walla Walla, Washington (d. 1953)
1883 Highlights

About August 23, 1883

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo