On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1888

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Explorer Fridtjof Nansen and his team complete first known crossing of Greenland interior, arriving in Godthaab

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; beats Surry 4-1; first national rugby team to wear all-black & perform the 'haka'

Famous Birthdays

  • Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom King, English boxer, rower and bookmaker (English heavyweight champion), dies of bronchitus at 53
1888 Highlights

About October 3, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra