On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State) (d. 1951)

Famous Weddings

Gerhart Hauptmann

Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

Famous Deaths

  • Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
1885 Highlights

About May 5, 1885

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus