What Happened in September 1910

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • Sep 6 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
  • Sep 7 In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between the US and Newfoundland (still separate from Canada)
  • Sep 10 Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
  • Sep 11 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
  • Sep 12 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • Sep 12 United States' 1st known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD
  • Sep 13 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • Sep 15 Boers & Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa
  • Sep 18 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
  • Sep 19 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • Sep 22 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • Sep 27 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Maynor, Norfolk Va, soprano/founder (Harlem School of Arts)
  • Sep 3 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • Sep 6 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 John Shea, US, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Sep 8 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round)
  • Sep 8 Jean-Louis Barrault, Vesinet France, actor (Les Enfants du Paradis)
  • Sep 14 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England
  • Sep 14 Gaston Deferre, French politician
  • Sep 14 Lehman Engel, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Sep 14 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (d. 2003)
  • Sep 15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • Sep 15 Richard Baerlein, racing writer
  • Sep 16 Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury
  • Sep 16 Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • Sep 16 Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975)
  • Sep 17 Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon
  • Sep 18 Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
  • Sep 18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • Sep 18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Margaret Lindsay, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Take a Guess)
  • Sep 20 Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Sep 22 Klement Slavicky, composer
  • Sep 23 Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office)
  • Sep 23 Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
  • Sep 24 Cao Yu, Huaju writer (Peking Man), born in Tianjin, China (d. 1996)
  • Sep 24 Frank Pelleg, composer
  • Sep 24 Jean Servais, Angers Belgium, actor (Every Man is My Enemy)
  • Sep 24 Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder (LSE)
  • Sep 27 Donald Lindsay, headmaster (Malvern College)
  • Sep 27 Eve March, CA, actress (Curse of the Cat People)
  • Sep 27 Giles William Playfair, writer
  • Sep 28 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • Sep 28 Fran Lee, American actress (Ms Wong-Major Dell Conway), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 29 Virginia Bruce, actress (Action in Arabia)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Henri "le Douanier" Rousseau, French ambassador/painter, dies
  • Sep 5 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70
  • Sep 5 Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 7 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
  • Sep 23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • Sep 24 Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 29 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • Sep 30 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)