On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1888

Historical Events

  • In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

  • Annie Chapman, English victim of the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper, murdered at about 48
1888 Highlights

About September 8, 1888

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo