Millennium: 2nd millennium
1888 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1888
Ab urbe condita2641
Armenian calendar1337
Assyrian calendar6638
Baháʼí calendar44–45
Balinese saka calendar1809–1810
Bengali calendar1295
Berber calendar2838
British Regnal year51 Vict. 1 – 52 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2432
Burmese calendar1250
Byzantine calendar7396–7397
Chinese calendar丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4585 or 4378
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4586 or 4379
Coptic calendar1604–1605
Discordian calendar3054
Ethiopian calendar1880–1881
Hebrew calendar5648–5649
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1944–1945
 - Shaka Samvat1809–1810
 - Kali Yuga4988–4989
Holocene calendar11888
Igbo calendar888–889
Iranian calendar1266–1267
Islamic calendar1305–1306
Japanese calendarMeiji 21
Javanese calendar1817–1818
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4221
Minguo calendar24 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar420
Thai solar calendar2430–2431
Tibetan calendar阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2014 or 1633 or 861
    — to —
(male Earth-Rat)
2015 or 1634 or 862

1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1888th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 888th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 19th century, and the 9th year of the 1880s decade. As of the start of 1888, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



March 11: Great Blizzard of 1888.



August 31: Victim found from Jack the Ripper?


Date unknown



Carlos Quintanilla
Otto Stern
Lotte Lehmann


Ilo Wallace


Irving Berlin
David Dougal Williams


Herbert Spencer Gasser
Frits Zernike


Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Maurice Chevalier
T. S. Eliot


C. V. Raman
Harpo Marx
Gladys Cooper
F. W. Murnau

Date unknown



Wilhelm I
Frederick Miller
Ascanio Sobrero
Frederick III


Paul Langerhans
John Pemberton
Carl Zeiss

Date unknown

Caroline Howard Gilman


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