What Happened in October 1887

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
  • Oct 5 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • Oct 8 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
  • Oct 11 A Miles patents elevator
  • Oct 18 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "A Case of Identity" (BG)
  • Oct 21 Detroit clinches best-of-15 touring World Championship with its 8th victory in Game 11 this afternoon in Baltimore, 13-3
  • Oct 26 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
  • Oct 31 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian)
  • Oct 5 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • Oct 5 René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
  • Oct 6 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect, city planner and artist (Urbanisme), born in La Chaux-de-Fonds (d. 1965))

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Oct 6 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • Oct 6 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexican novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • Oct 7 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • Oct 7 Jack Mulhall, Wappinger Falls NY, actor (Ken Murray Show)
  • Oct 8 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1956)
  • Oct 10 Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author
  • Oct 12 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • Oct 13 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (d. 1947)
  • Oct 20 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
  • Oct 20 John Warburton, Huddersfield England, actor (Saratoga Trunk)
  • Oct 22 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • Oct 24 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso
  • Oct 24 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • Oct 25 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven)
  • Oct 30 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)
  • Oct 30 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), born in Xikou, Zhejiang, China (d. 1975)

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 George James Webb, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy, coined "black body" radiation), dies at 63
  • Oct 31 George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74