What Happened in October 1896

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
  • Oct 5 William Gillette's "Secret Service" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Oct 8 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
  • Oct 13 First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand
  • Oct 17 Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Oct 26 Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
  • Oct 27 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • Oct 30 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
  • Oct 2 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • Oct 2 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • Oct 2 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 6 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)
  • Oct 7 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)
  • Oct 7 Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam
  • Oct 8 Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • Oct 11 Roman Jakobson, linguist/Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language)
  • Oct 12 Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
  • Oct 15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 16 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • Oct 19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Oct 20 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • Oct 22 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
  • Oct 23 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • Oct 24 Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Christmas Carol), born in London, England
  • Oct 27 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Oct 30 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
  • Oct 30 Ruth Gordon, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Oct 30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • Oct 31 Ethel Waters, Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London
  • Oct 11 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), dies at 72
  • Oct 11 Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • Oct 12 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (b. 1817)
  • Oct 20 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51
  • Oct 21 James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)
  • Oct 26 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)