On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1889

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), born in Flj├│tsdalur, Iceland (d. 1975)
  • Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (leaded gasoline), born in Beaver Fall, Pennsylvania (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress, dies at 65
1889 Highlights

About May 18, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus