On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1888

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill, American playwright (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
  • Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • John Wentworth, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
1888 Highlights

About October 16, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra