What Happened in September 1911

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • Sep 2 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • Sep 3 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 4 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • Sep 9 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Sep 14 Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
  • Sep 17 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min
  • Sep 18 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Sep 19 Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • Sep 20 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 21 Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Sep 22 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 23 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • Sep 25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • Sep 25 Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • Sep 29 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
  • Sep 29 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • Sep 29 Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
  • Sep 29 Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • Sep 1 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • Sep 2 Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin)
  • Sep 2 Rene Amengual, composer
  • Sep 2 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • Sep 3 Bernard Mammes, American cyclist (d. 2000)
  • Sep 6 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary
  • Sep 6 Harry Danning, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Sep 7 Todor C Zjivkov, Bulgaria partizan/premier/president
  • Sep 9 John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 11 Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • Sep 13 Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)
  • Sep 15 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • Sep 15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Sep 16 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
  • Sep 18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
  • Sep 19 Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer
  • Sep 19 Weldon Hart, American composer (d. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 20 Frank Devol, Moundsville WV, orchestra leader (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)
  • Sep 20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • Sep 20 Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
  • Sep 23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Sep 25 Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
  • Sep 25 Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Sep 26 Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen)
  • Sep 27 Peter Muir Doig, politician
  • Sep 28 Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer
  • Sep 29 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • Sep 16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
  • Sep 18 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
  • Sep 21 Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
  • Sep 27 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (b. 1844)
  • Sep 28 Louis Pincoffs, businessman/Dutch politician 1st-Chamber, dies