What Happened in October 1902

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Oct 10 South Africa's President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Utrecht

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 10 American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • Oct 11 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City, NY
  • Oct 11 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Oct 13 US President Theodore Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 may; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 18 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham
  • Oct 20 The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France
  • Oct 21 In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths" premieres in Moscow

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Oct 25 Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • Oct 2 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • Oct 3 Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/President of Brazil (1967-69)
  • Oct 5 Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
  • Oct 5 Michael Kondracki, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Oct 6 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • Oct 7 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
  • Oct 9 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Oct 11 Leon Belasco, Odessa Russia, actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen)
  • Oct 11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 12 Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • Oct 13 Franco Giorgetti, Italy, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Oct 14 Stanley Coen, cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28)
  • Oct 14 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Oct 15 Andrey Yakolevich Shtogarenko, composer
  • Oct 15 William Edmundson, vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 18 Miriam Hopkins, Bainbridge GA, actress (Becky Sharp, These Three)
  • Oct 18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 21 Hilarion Rubio, composer
  • Oct 21 Lillian Bronson, Lockport NY, actress (Next Voice you Hear)
  • Oct 22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 23 Otmar Nussio, composer
  • Oct 23 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • Oct 26 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
  • Oct 26 Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
  • Oct 28 Elsa Lanchester, , actress (Bride of Frankenstien), born in London, England
  • Oct 30 Armin Kaufmann, composer
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
  • Oct 31 Eduard Franz, actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 31 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 24 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Oct 31 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer, dies at 67