On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Monty Wooley, American actor (Pied Piper, The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • James Jameson, Scottish heir to Jameson Whisky and explorer who paid for a 10 yr old girl to be eaten in the Congo, dies of a fever at 32
1888 Highlights

About August 17, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo