What Happened in September 1902

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
  • Sep 2 "A Trip To The Moon", the first science fiction film, released
  • Sep 3 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
  • Sep 3 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
  • Sep 7 In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September
  • Sep 10 Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
  • Sep 17 US protests anti-semitism in Romania
  • Sep 20 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Sep 24 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG)
  • Sep 29 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Mantan Moreland, Monroe LA, comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth)
  • Sep 4 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • Sep 4 Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
  • Sep 5 Darryl F Zanuck, film magnate/president (20th Century Fox)
  • Sep 6 Morgan Beatty, Little Rock Ark, news anchor (Du Mont Evening News)
  • Sep 7 Roy Barcroft, [Howard Ravenscroft], Crab Orchard NE, actor (Freckles)
  • Sep 8 Anthonie Donker, [Prof N Donkersloot], Dutch literary
  • Sep 10 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • Sep 11 Alice Tully, Corning, NY, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall)
  • Sep 12 Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil (1955-60)
  • Sep 13 Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress/author
  • Sep 13 Leland Hayward, US producer (Spirit of St Louis)
  • Sep 14 Giorgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)
  • Sep 15 Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania
  • Sep 17 Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)
  • Sep 19 James Van Alen, created Simplified Scoring System for tennis
  • Sep 19 Pieter John Bouman, sociologist/historian
  • Sep 20 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette)
  • Sep 20 Kermit Maynard, Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup)
  • Sep 20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)
  • Sep 21 Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
  • Sep 21 Learie [Nicholas] Constantine, Trinidad cricket player
  • Sep 21 Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Sep 22 F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • Sep 22 John Houseman, Bucharest Romania, actor (Kingsfield-Paper Chase)
  • Sep 23 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)

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Sep 24 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, born in Khomeyn, Persia (d. 1989)

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Sep 25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • Sep 25 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)

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Sep 26 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

  • Sep 27 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • Sep 30 Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)

Famous Deaths

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Sep 5 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician, dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • Sep 6 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • Sep 7 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 9 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, gov of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • Sep 14 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Sep 23 John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

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Sep 26 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Sep 28 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • Sep 29 Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
  • Sep 29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)