What Happened in October 1895

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Romanians in Costantinople massacred
  • Oct 2 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • Oct 4 Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 to win 1st US Open golf tournament at Newport, Rhode Island
  • Oct 5 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • Oct 8 Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
  • Oct 11 Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia rejects a treaty with Italy
  • Oct 21 The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
  • Oct 22 David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop, crosses more than 30 meters of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Liaquat Al Khan, attorney/premier of Pakistan (1947-51)
  • Oct 2 Bud Abbott, Asbury Pk NJ, comedian (Abbott & Costello)
  • Oct 2 Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian
  • Oct 3 Kurt Schumacher, co-founder/president West German SDP [OS]
  • Oct 4 Buster Keaton, American actor and comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), born in Piqua, Kansas (d. 1966)
  • Oct 4 Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WWII)
  • Oct 4 Sergei Jessenin, writer
  • Oct 5 Walter Bedell Smith, US general (WWII)/head of CIA (1950-52)
  • Oct 6 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
  • Oct 8 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)

Person of interestJuan Perón

Oct 8 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Oct 8 Zog I, King of Albania (1928-39), born in Burgajet Castle, Ottoman Empire (d. 1961)
  • Oct 10 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • Oct 10 Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor and comedian (The Wrong Millionaire, Secret Svensson), born in Munkfors, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1935)
  • Oct 10 Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Oct 13 Kurt Schumacher, German politicial chairman (SPD) [NS]
  • Oct 13 Vera [Veronica] Bondam, Flemish actress (Een brief van de generaal), born in The Hague, Holland (d. 1982)
  • Oct 13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Oct 15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil)
  • Oct 17 Doris Humphrey, dancer (Dances of Women), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Oct 18 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)
  • Oct 19 Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer
  • Oct 19 Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d. 1999)
  • Oct 20 Rex Ingram, American actor (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tarzan of the Apes, The ten Commandments), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • Oct 21 Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur
  • Oct 21 Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer
  • Oct 21 Edna Purviance, American silent film actress, worked with Charlie Chaplin (The Kid), born in Paradise Valley, Nevada (d. 1958)
  • Oct 24 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Oct 25 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Oct 28 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Oct 30 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)
  • Oct 30 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • Oct 31 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Charles Oberthur, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 25 Charles Halle, British pianist, dies
  • Oct 31 Franz Hedrich, Austria writer, dies at about 62