On This Day

What Happened in September 1892

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 7 James Corbett KOs 4 to 1 favourite and defending champion John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds at the Olympic Club, New Orleans for world heavyweight boxing title; Sullivan's only defeat and his last fight

  • Sep 8 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
  • Sep 9 E. E. Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
  • Sep 9 Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party to the people of Queensland issued, detailing grievances of working class towards ruling class. Pivotal document in Australian labor and political history. [1]
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy

Music History

Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band, at Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey

  • Sep 27 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
  • Sep 28 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Sep 2 Felix Wolfes, composer

Darius Milhaud

Sep 4 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), born in Marseille, France (d. 1974)

  • Sep 5 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Sep 6 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1965)
  • Sep 9 Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator, born in Freiburg, Germany (d. 1958)
  • Sep 9 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American silent film actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan (d. 1961)
  • Sep 10 Arthur Compton, US physicist (1927 Nobel Prize for Physics for Compton Effect), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • Sep 10 Al St. John, American vaudeville and silent film comic (Young and Dumb), and talkie character actor billed as "Fuzzy" St. John (Outlaws of the Plains), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1963)
  • Sep 11 Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), born in Jacksonville, Oregon (d. 1967)
  • Sep 11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • Sep 11 Ernie Koob, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1917; St. Louis Browns), born in Keeler, Michigan (d. 1941)
  • Sep 12 Alfred A Knopf, American publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Sep 15 Silpa Bhirasri [Corrado Feroci], Italian-Thai sculptor, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch organist and composer (Ballade of Merel; Te Deum), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Sep 18 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • Sep 18 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Newstead Colliery, England (d. 1950)
  • Sep 20 Patricia Collinge, Irish-born American actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • Sep 22 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), born in Russia (d. 1975)
  • Sep 22 Frank Sullivan, American humorist (NYer Magazine), born in Saratoga Springs, New York (d. 1976)
  • Sep 22 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1960)
  • Sep 24 Sam de Vries, Flemish actor (Wandering Jew), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • Sep 24 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Québec), born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada (d. 1956)
  • Sep 27 John Mylong, Austrian actor (Robot Monsters), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Sep 28 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer

Elmer Rice

Sep 28 Elmer Rice, American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 28 Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director (Dorothy Dares), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1941)

Famous Weddings

Stanley Baldwin

Sep 12 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds British writer and maternity health activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 John G Whittier, American poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • Sep 11 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • Sep 12 Carl Faust, Prussian military musician and composer (Marsch Glück auf - Lucky March), and conductor, dies at 62
  • Sep 17 Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies
  • Sep 24 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • Sep 24 Patrick Gilmore, Irish-born American bandmaster and composer ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home"), dies at 62