On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1887

Historical Events

  • Emmanuel Chabrier's opera "Le roi malgré lui" (King, in spite of himself) premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris; after 3 performances the theatre burns down

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Wiechert, German writer (The Simple Life), born in Kleinort, East Prussia (d. 1950)
1887 Highlights

About May 18, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus