On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st US Open Men's Golf, Newport GC: Englishman Horace Rawlins wins inaugural event; beats Willie Dunn of Scotland by 2 strokes

Famous Birthdays

  • Buster Keaton, American actor and comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), born in Piqua, Kansas (d. 1966)
  • Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WWII), born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)