On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1885

Historical Events

  • Henry Lee Higginson starts the "Popular Music" series with the Boston Symphony, which evolves into the Boston Pops Orchestra 1900

Famous Birthdays

  • Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), born in Portogruaro, Italy (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38
1885 Highlights

About April 30, 1885

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus