What Happened in September 1912

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Sep 4 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • Sep 6 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Philadelphia, 3-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 7 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sep 9 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)
  • Sep 11 Netherland Olympic Committee forms
  • Sep 11 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
  • Sep 12 Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
  • Sep 15 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
  • Sep 15 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
  • Sep 17 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
  • Sep 19 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
  • Sep 19 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • Sep 22 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)
  • Sep 23 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
  • Sep 23 Mack Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
  • Sep 25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Sep 28 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
  • Sep 29 French/British troops lands on Samoa

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • Sep 2 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • Sep 4 Alexander Liberman, editor/painter/photographer (639)
  • Sep 5 John Cage, composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 5 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 5 Frank Thomas, American animator (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Stephen Murray, Partney England, actor (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Sep 6 Vincent DiMaggio, baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves)
  • Sep 6 Wayne Barlow, composer
  • Sep 7 David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman
  • Sep 8 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 8 Leo Cherne, American economist/commentator (All Star News), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 10 Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
  • Sep 10 Mary Walter, Filipina actress (d. 1993)
  • Sep 13 Reta Shaw, South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • Sep 15 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • Sep 16 Jerry Wald, American producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Pauline Parsons, matron in chief (PMRAFNS)
  • Sep 17 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
  • Sep 18 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
  • Sep 19 Kurt Sanderling, Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77)
  • Sep 19 Emma "Nono" Batenburg, actress (Noah)
  • Sep 20 Marianne Kunvari, writer
  • Sep 21 Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)
  • Sep 21 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
  • Sep 22 Alfred G Vanderbilt, thoroughbred horse owner (Native Dancer)
  • Sep 22 Martha Scott, Jamesport, Missouri, American actress (Our Town, Ben-Hur)
  • Sep 23 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
  • Sep 23 Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)
  • Sep 24 Don Porter, Miami Oklahoma, actor (Russ Lawrence-Gidget, Ann Sothern Show)
  • Sep 24 Ian Serraillier, children author
  • Sep 27 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP
  • Sep 27 Tauno Marttinen, composer
  • Sep 27 Mary Grierson, Bangor, Wales, botanical artist, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 29 Lukas Ammann, Basel, actor (Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel)
  • Sep 29 Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert)
  • Sep 30 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Sam[uel E] van Beem, actor (Dollar Princess), dies at 62
  • Sep 1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37
  • Sep 5 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  • Sep 12 Pierre-Hector Cardinal Coullie, Cardinal-Archbishop of Lyon
  • Sep 13 Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)
  • Sep 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63