On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1909

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Detroit Tigers, 8-0 at Bennett Park to clinch 4-3 series win; Tigers' third straight WS defeat

Boxing Title Fight

In his 4th title defence Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in the 12th round at Mission St Arena, Colma, California to retain his heavyweight boxing crown

Famous Deaths

  • Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, dies at 53
1909 Highlights

About October 16, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra