On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1888

Historical Events

Historic Event

Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear with a razor, after argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and sends to a prostitute for safe keeping

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Wolf, German writer and diplomat, born in Neuwied, Germany (d. 1953)
1888 Highlights

About December 23, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn