On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1888

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jack Burns wins his lone Open title by 1 stroke from Ben Sayers and David Anderson Jr

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Heatherley, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Jules d'Anethan, Belgian politician, Prime Minister of Belgium (1870-71), dies at 85
1888 Highlights

About October 8, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra