On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1942)
  • George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1969)
  • Nathan Farragut Twining, U.S. Air Force general, born in Monroe, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • Russell Collins, American actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques; Suite Gothique), dies at 35
1897 Highlights

About October 11, 1897

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra