On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Florence Bates, American actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1954)
  • Maximilian Kronberger, German poet, born in Berlin (d. 1904)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMatthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

Poet & Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet & Critic
Matthew Arnold

1888 Highlights

About April 15, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries