On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1887

Historical Events

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral work "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg

Famous Birthdays

Chiang Kai-shek

Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), born in Xikou, Zhejiang, China (d. 1975)

  • Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)

Famous Deaths

  • George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, dies at 74
1887 Highlights

About October 31, 1887

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio