On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1883

Krakatoa: The World’s Mightiest Explosion

Historical Events

  • Krakatoa volcano, west of Java in Indonesia, erupts with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people

Famous Deaths

  • August Friedrich Pott, German violinist, composer, and music professor, dies at 76
1883 Highlights

About August 27, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo