On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1888

Historical Events

  • Longest US men's single tennis tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80 game 1st-round contest

Famous Birthdays

  • George Sklavos, Greek composer, born in Brailov, Romania (d. 1976)
1888 Highlights

About August 20, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo