What Happened in September 1892

Historical Events

  • Sep 7 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
  • Sep 9 E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 32nd British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 305 at Muirfield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

  • Sep 27 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
  • Sep 28 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Sep 2 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • Sep 4 Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)
  • Sep 5 Joseph Szigeti, Budapest Hungary, violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933)
  • Sep 6 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Appleton-layer)
  • Sep 9 Bruno Sturmer, composer
  • Sep 9 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (d. 1961)
  • Sep 10 Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
  • Sep 11 Pinto Colvig, OR, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto)
  • Sep 11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Sep 12 Alfred A Knopf, US, publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal)
  • Sep 15 Silpa Bhirasri, Italian sculptor (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
  • Sep 20 Patricia Collinge, actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 22 Billy West, Russia, actor (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy)
  • Sep 22 Frank Sullivan, humorist (NYer Magazine)
  • Sep 22 Hans Albers, Hamburg Germany, actor (Blue Angel)
  • Sep 24 Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Wandering Jew)
  • Sep 24 Adélard Godbout, premier of Québec (d. 1956)
  • Sep 27 John Mylong, Austria, actor (Robot Monsters)
  • Sep 28 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • Sep 28 Elmer Rice, American playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 28 Ruth Stonehouse, silent film actress and director (d. 1941)

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds writer and activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Sep 14 AP Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • Sep 11 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies
  • Sep 24 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • Sep 24 Patrick S Gilmore, composer, dies at 62