On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1900

Historical Events

  • 8.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska

Famous Birthdays

  • Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete and long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), born in Cavaellon, Haiti (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 57
1900 Highlights

About October 9, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 121 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra