What Happened on July 16, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford 6-3, 7-5, 6-0
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod retains her title beating Blanche Bingley 6-3, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)