What Happened in October 1898

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
  • Oct 1 Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
  • Oct 1 Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia
  • Oct 1 Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
  • Oct 1 The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • Oct 6 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
  • Oct 6 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Oct 8 First Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2
  • Oct 12 Establishment of the first town council in Mateur.
  • Oct 18 American flag raised in Puerto Rico
  • Oct 20 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • Oct 3 Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
  • Oct 7 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Clarence Williams, composer
  • Oct 10 Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
  • Oct 14 Cruys Voorbergh, Dutch actor/director (Flying Dutchman)
  • Oct 15 Gunther Ramin, composer
  • Oct 15 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (d. 1951)
  • Oct 16 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR
  • Oct 16 William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)
  • Oct 17 Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
  • Oct 17 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Oct 17 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • Oct 18 George Cuzon, Amersham England, actor (Hooded Terror)
  • Oct 18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love)
  • Oct 18 Raymond Glenn, Frankfort KY, actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones)
  • Oct 21 Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Italian East-Africa
  • Oct 21 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wresler and Olympic medalist (d. 1960)
  • Oct 22 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • Oct 22 Marcel Mihalovici, composer
  • Oct 25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician
  • Oct 26 Beryl Rubinstein, composer
  • Oct 29 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer
  • Oct 30 Bill Terry, baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Oct 31 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Oct 30 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78