On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (5-time World Champion all-round), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom King, English boxer (English heavyweight champion 1862-63), rower and bookmaker, dies of bronchitus at 53
1888 Highlights

About October 4, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra