On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1883

Historical Events

  • Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
  • Max Eastman, American critic/essayist and editor of The Masses (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (b. 1823)
  • Nicolás Ledesma, Spanish organist and composer, dies at 91
1883 Highlights

About January 4, 1883

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn