What Happened in October 1882

Historical Events

  • Oct 6 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • Oct 7 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • Oct 14 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
  • Oct 16 The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Oct 19 Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Oct 28 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • Oct 3 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • Oct 3 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Oct 6 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • Oct 11 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer
  • Oct 11 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Oct 12 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Oct 14 Charlie Parker, cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test)
  • Oct 14 Éamon de Valera, NY, Irish politician and patriot, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), (d. 1975)
  • Oct 15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • Oct 18 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • Oct 19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Bela Lugosi [Blaskó], Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1956)

  • Oct 24 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)
  • Oct 24 Emmerich Kálmán, Siófok, Austria-Hungary, Hungarian composer of operettas
  • Oct 29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
  • Oct 30 William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  • Oct 20 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
  • Oct 22 Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65
  • Oct 29 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, dies at 64