On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1886

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), born in Cane Hill, Surrey, England (d. 1963)
  • Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • Zhu De, Chinese general and politician (commander-in-chief of Eighth Route Army), born in Yilong Country, Qing Dynasty (d. 1976)
1886 Highlights

About December 1, 1886

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius