What Happened in September 1903

Historical Events

  • Sep 3 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • Sep 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Creeping Man" (BG)
  • Sep 7 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
  • Sep 9 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel in Switzerland inaugurated
  • Sep 11 The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • Sep 14 NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
  • Sep 15 Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"
  • Sep 17 Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
  • Sep 18 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
  • Sep 19 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • Sep 21 First cowboy film "Kit Carson" premieres in US
  • Sep 22 Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
  • Sep 24 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australia premier
  • Sep 24 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • Sep 27 Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
  • Sep 30 New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian
  • Sep 9 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • Sep 11 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • Sep 15 Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)
  • Sep 16 Richard Hall, composer
  • Sep 17 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
  • Sep 22 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • Sep 25 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • Sep 25 Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)
  • Sep 26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • Sep 29 Karl August Andersen, composer
  • Sep 29 Ted Decorsia, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • Sep 3 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • Sep 4 Herman Zumpe, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 6 Charles Ammi Cutter, US bibliographer, dies at 66
  • Sep 18 Isidor Vorobchievici, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 18 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 28 Jesus Monasterio, composer, dies at 67