On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1886

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • 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)