What Happened on January 1, 1909

Historical Events

  • American Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4) at Yonkers, NY
  • Drilling begins on the Lakeview Gusher
  • In Great Britain, the Old Age Pension Law is finally instituted, providing pensions for every British subject over 70 with low income
1909 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Goldwater, American politician (Senator-R-Arizona, 1953-65, 69-87) and 1964 presidential candidate (R), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), born in Covington County, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), born in Bombay, India (d. 1949)

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera (1909-1959)

Ukrainian nationalist, leader of the terrorist Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B), Nazi collaborator and anti-communist, born in Staryi Uhryniv, Galicia, Austria-Hungary

Born in 1909

About January 1, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn