On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1888

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Heavyweight boxing champ John L. Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Arthur Rank, English industrialist, born in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom (d. 1972)
1888 Highlights

About December 22, 1888

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn