What Happened on October 22, 1883

Historical Events

  • 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)
  • New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust"

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), born in Simferopol, Russian Empire (d. 1927)
  • Viktor Jacobi, composer
Born in 1883

Famous Deaths

  • George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer (Victoria; Carlton FC) and cricket all-rounder (1 Test; Victoria CA), dies from tuberculosis at 27
  • Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (The Headless Horseman), dies at 65

About October 22, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra