On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1972)
1888 Highlights

About May 23, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini