What Happened on November 15, 1887

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Georgia O’KeeffeGeorgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

American sculptor and painter (Cow's Skull, Flowers), born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

  • Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1948), born in Fukuchiyama, Japan (d. 1959)
  • Marianne Moore, American poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • René Maran, French author (Batouala, 1st black writer to win Prix Goncourt), born in Martinique (d. 1960)
Born in 1887
1887 Highlights

About November 15, 1887

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio