On This Day

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 the opera "Faust"

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies at 27
  • Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (The Headless Horseman), dies at 65
1883 Highlights

About October 22, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra