On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1889

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

John L. Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Wall Street Journal begins publishing
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)
1889 Highlights

About July 8, 1889

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer