On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1887

Famous Birthdays

  • Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
  • Malcolm Keen, British actor (The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), born in Falkenburg, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1931)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier, dies at 79
1887 Highlights

About August 8, 1887

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo