On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1887

Historical Events

  • 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist, dies at 85
1887 Highlights

About May 11, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus