What Happened in October 1898

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
  • Oct 1 Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
  • Oct 1 Jews are expelled from Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Oct 1 The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • Oct 1 Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities
  • Oct 6 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic concert
  • Oct 6 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 8 First Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2
  • Oct 12 Establishment of the first town council in Mateur.
  • Oct 18 American flag raised in Puerto Rico
  • Oct 20 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Karl Rankl, Austrian-British conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company, 1946-51), and composer (Deirdre of the Sorrows), born in Gaaden, Austria (d. 1968)
  • Oct 3 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • Oct 5 Linus McAtee, American Hall of Fame jockey (Preakness Stakes 1916; Kentucky Derby 1927, 29; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1928), born in Frenchtown, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Oct 7 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Clarence Williams, American composer, born in Plaquemine, Louisiana (d. 1965)
  • Oct 9 Joe Sewell, American Baseball HOF infielder (World Series 1920, 32; Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees; MLB record 167.7 at-bats per strikeout 1932), born in Titus, Alabama (d. 1990)
  • Oct 10 Conrad Leonard, British composer and pianist, born in South Norwood, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 10 Lilly Daché, French-American milliner and fashion designer, born in Bègles, France (d. 1989)
  • Oct 14 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander, Flying Dutchman), born in Bagoe, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • Oct 14 Maurice Martenot, French cellist, WWI radio telegrapher, and instrument inventor (ondes Martenot), born in Paris, France (d. 1980)
  • Oct 15 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete and marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), born in Ouled Djellal, Algeria (d. 1951)
  • Oct 15 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1956)
  • Oct 16 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR
  • Oct 16 William O. Douglas, American 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75), born in Maine (d. 1980)
  • Oct 17 Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
  • Oct 17 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Oct 17 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • Oct 18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1974)
  • Oct 21 Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Italian East-Africa
  • Oct 21 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wresler and Olympic medalist (d. 1960)
  • Oct 22 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • Oct 22 Marcel Mihalovici, composer
  • Oct 25 Sidney James van den Bergh, Dutch businessman and politician, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Oct 26 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • Oct 29 Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1987)

Bill Terry

Oct 30 Bill Terry, American Baseball HOF first baseman (MLB All-Star 1933–35; World Series 1933; NL batting champion 1930; NY Giants) and manager (NY Giants 1932-41), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1989)

  • Oct 31 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population), born in Villeneuve-de-la-Raho, France (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter, dies at 73
  • Oct 30 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78