What Happened on July 16, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 12th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-3 7-5 6-0)
  • 5th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-3 6-3)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frits Zernike, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)
  • Percy Kilbride, actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California