On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1883

Historical Events


Notable FireworksBrooklyn Bridge Opens

Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12

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Lithograph depicting fireworks on the opening night of the Brooklyn Bridge
Lithograph depicting fireworks on the opening night of the Brooklyn Bridge
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Famous Birthdays

  • Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer, born in Borgo Sacco, Rovereto, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
1883 Highlights

About May 30, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini