On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, Russian composer (A Symphonic Mystery, for Theremin and Orchestra), born in Rostov-on-Don (d. 1972)
  • Edna Ferber, American author and playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • Mary Nash, American actress (The Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Troy, New York (d. 1976)
1885 Highlights

About August 15, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo