On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, born in Smolensk, Russia (d. 1975)

Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

1888 Highlights

About August 13, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo