On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1885

Historical Events

  • Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaf Bouber [Aaf ten Hoope], Dutch actress (Bleeke Bet, Jantjes) and wife of Herman Bouber, born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1974)
1885 Highlights

About October 17, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 135 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra