What Happened in January 1910

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • Jan 2 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley California)
  • Jan 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • Jan 10 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • Jan 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • Jan 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 15 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • Jan 19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 20 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • Jan 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • Jan 22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
  • Jan 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)
  • Jan 2 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Jan 2 Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • Jan 3 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jan 4 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Jan 5 Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
  • Jan 6 Wright Morris, US writer
  • Jan 7 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
  • Jan 7 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Jan 7 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 9 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • Jan 10 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • Jan 10 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • Jan 11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jan 11 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • Jan 12 Charles Martin, cartoonist
  • Jan 12 Luise Rainer, Austria, actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City)
  • Jan 12 Patsy Kelly, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jan 14 Renier van der Velden, composer
  • Jan 16 David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
  • Jan 17 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
  • Jan 17 Michael Economides, restaurateur
  • Jan 18 Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
  • Jan 19 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
  • Jan 20 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • Jan 20 Ennio Porrino, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 20 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), born in Troppau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • Jan 20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • Jan 20 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
  • Jan 21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 21 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • Jan 23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
  • Jan 25 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
  • Jan 25 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, composer
  • Jan 26 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • Jan 26 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
  • Jan 26 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • Jan 29 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
  • Jan 29 Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • Jan 30 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • Jan 30 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jan 17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • Jan 28 Jose Garcia Robles, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52