What Happened in October 1910

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 1 Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Oct 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • Oct 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • Oct 20 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • Oct 22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • Oct 23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Oct 23 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • Oct 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens with 200 chambers and 100 bathtubs
  • Oct 29 Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • Oct 1 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw of Bonnie and Clyde fame, born in Rowena, Texas (d. 1934)

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • Oct 4 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Oct 6 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • Oct 8 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2003)
  • Oct 8 Kirk Alyn, American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Oct 8 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, born in Cherry Township, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • Oct 9 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • Oct 9 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), born in River Forest, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Oct 10 Alan Frank, music publisher
  • Oct 10 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
  • Oct 10 Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas)
  • Oct 11 Eugene John Weigel, composer
  • Oct 11 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier
  • Oct 11 Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)
  • Oct 12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Oct 12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 13 Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer
  • Oct 13 Otto Joachim, composer
  • Oct 14 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader
  • Oct 14 John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)
  • Oct 15 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's)
  • Oct 16 William Leonard Reed, composer
  • Oct 18 Albertus "Bert" Botterman, actor (Bridge Too Far)
  • Oct 18 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer
  • Oct 19 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Oct 23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)
  • Oct 26 John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)
  • Oct 27 Fred de Cordova, film/TV producer (Tonight Show)
  • Oct 27 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)
  • Oct 27 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir (d. 1992)
  • Oct 28 Arthur Altman, songwriter
  • Oct 28 Marie Dollinger, German dropped bataan in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • Oct 29 Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
  • Oct 30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)
  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • Oct 17 Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
  • Oct 30 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies