On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1887

Historical Events

  • British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGeorgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull), born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (d. 1986)

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician
  • Marianne Moore, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • René Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
1887 Highlights

About November 15, 1887

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio