On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Gilbert Ledward, English sculptor, born in Chelsea, London (d. 1960)
  • Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Marin Labiche, French playwright (The Italian Straw Hat), dies at 72
1888 Highlights

About January 23, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius