On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1887

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days); defending champion beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, born in Marrickville, New South Wales, New South Wales
  • Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
1887 Highlights

About July 6, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer