What Happened on May 11, 1888

Historical Events

  • 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49

Famous Birthdays

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin (1888-1989)

Russian-American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in history ("Always"; "God Bless America"; "White Christmas"; "Cheek To Cheek"), born in Talachyn, Belarus, Russian Empire [1] [2]

  • Willis Augustus Lee, American World War II admiral (Guadalcanal) and sport shooter (5 Olympic golds 1920), born in Natlee, Kentucky (d. 1945)
Born in 1888
1888 Highlights

About May 11, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 135 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus