On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
1890 Highlights

About October 8, 1890

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 130 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra