On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1887

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Jr wins first of 2 Open titles by 1 stroke from fellow Scot Bob Martin

Famous Birthdays

  • (Hans) "Jean" Arp, German-French sculptor, artist and poet, born in Strassburg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (now Strasbourg, France)(d. 1966)
  • Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
1887 Highlights

About September 16, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo