On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Jean Rhys [Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams], British writer (Voyage in the Dark), born in Roseau, Dominica (d. 1979)
1890 Highlights

About August 24, 1890

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo