What Happened on October 3, 1888

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • 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)
Born in 1888

About October 3, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra