1883 in History – What happened in year 1883

In history, year 1883 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1883.

Know what happened in 1883:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 MayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge – the longestsuspension bridge in the world at the time.
26 AugustThe largest explosion in human history took place when aneruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa (pictured).
12 AugustThe last known quagga (pictured), a subspecies of the plainszebra, died at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
26 AugustA massive eruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa,ejecting so much ash that average global temperatures fell by as much as1.2 °C (2.2 °F) over the next year.
15 JuneOver 180 out of 1,100 children died in the Victoria Halldisaster in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs tocollect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.
05 JuneThe Orient Express (pictured), a train line that becamesynonymous with intrigue and luxury travel, began operations.
24 MayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge (pictured) – thelongest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
12 AugustThe last known quagga, a subspecies of the plains zebra, diedat the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
26 AugustA massive eruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa,ejecting so much ash that average global temperatures fell by as much as1.2 °C (2.2 °F) over the next year.
05 JuneThe Orient Express, a train line that became synonymous withintrigue and luxury travel, began operations.
16 JuneOver 180 out of 1,100 children died in the Victoria Halldisaster in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs tocollect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.
24 MayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
16 JuneMore than 180 out of 1, 100 children died in the Victoria Hallstampede in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs to collect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1883:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilLon Chaney / Actor / United States of America
05 JulyGustave Lanctot / Author / Canada
06 MayAlberto Collo / Actor / Italy
06 January Kahlil Gibran / Poet / United States of America
10 February H.V. Hordern / Cricketer / Australia
10 January Francis X. Bushman / Actor / United States of America
12 March Zoltán Meskó / Politician / Hungary
13 February Yevgeny Vakhtangov / Actor / Russia
13 February Hal Chase / Baseball Player / United States of America
15 SeptemberEsteban Terradas i Illa / Engineer / Spain
19 AugustJosé Mendes Cabeçadas / Politician / Portugal
19 AprilRichard von Mises / Mathematician / United States of America
24 March Dorothy Campbell / Golfer / United States of America
24 JuneFritz Löhner-Beda / Lyricist / Austria
27 DecemberCyrus S. Eaton / Business Man / United States of America
28 JunePierre Laval / Politician / France
29 JulyBenito Mussolini / Politician / Italy
30 DecemberLester Patrick / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
30 DecemberArcher Baldwin / Politician / United States of America
31 JulyRamón Fonst / Fencer / Cuba

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1883:

YearName / Profession / Country
28 MayVeer Savarkar / Freedom Fighter / India
18 FebruaryMadan Lal Dhingra / Freedom Fighter / India
28 MayVinayak Damodar Savarkar / Politician / India

More years: 1803 | 1813 | 1823 | 1833 | 1843 | 1853 | 1863 | 1873 | 1883 | 1893 || 1583 | 1683 | 1783 | 1883 | 1983

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