On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • US Open Men's Golf, Garden City GC: Scotsman Laurie Auchterlonie sets new 72-hole event scoring record to win his only major title, 6 strokes ahead of Stewart Gardner and amateur Walter Travis

Famous Birthdays

  • Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1988)