On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1883

Famous Birthdays

  • Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, British general, born in Colchester, Essex, England (d. 1950)
  • Charles "Chief" Bender, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only indigenous American in BHOF; World Series 1910, 11, 13; no-hitter 1910; Philadelphia Athletics), born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota (d. 1954)
  • Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • Petar Konjović, Serbian composer, born in Čurug, Serbia (d. 1970)
1883 Highlights

About May 5, 1883

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 138 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus