What Happened on October 23, 1869

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch cabaret singer, born in Kralingen, Holland (d. 1945)

John HeismanJohn Heisman (1869-1936)

American football coach (legalised forward pass, originated the center-snap; Heisman Trophy named after him), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Born in 1869

Famous Deaths

Edward Smith-StanleyEdward Smith-Stanley (1799-1869)

14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), dies at 70

  • Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer, dies at 72
1869 Highlights

About October 23, 1869

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 153 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio