What Happened on October 25, 1902

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Maxim Gorky's play "The Lower Depths" premieres in Moscow

  • Santa Maria, Guatemala hit by Earthquake, killing an estimated 6,000 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
Born in 1902

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32

About October 25, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio