On This Day

What Happened in January 1910

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to rear-admiral

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Jan 2 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley California)
  • Jan 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 3-1 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Jan 10 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • Jan 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • Jan 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 15 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • Jan 19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce and friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 20 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators outclass Edmonton HC, 13-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Jan 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • Jan 22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
  • Jan 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • Jan 2 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Jan 2 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Telugu Poet, born in Visakhapatnam, India (d. 1983)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • Jan 3 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball utility (World Series 1941; Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2000)
  • Jan 4 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Jan 5 Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1936), born in Crushington, New Zealand (d. 1949)
  • Jan 5 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Jan 5 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), born in Gonvick, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Jan 6 Wright Morris, American novelist & photographer, born in Central City, Nebraska (d. 1998)
  • Jan 7 Alain JG de Rothschild, French banker/baron
  • Jan 7 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • Jan 8 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 9 Dick Henry Jurgen, American swing music bandleader, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 10 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Dorothy Stroud, English museum curator & biographer, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1997)
  • Jan 11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jan 11 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

Jan 12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • Jan 12 Patsy Kelly, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jan 14 Renier van der Velden, Belgian composer, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Jan 16 David McCampbell, US Navy captain, fighter pilot, and Medal of Honor recipient (WW II, Pacific theatre, downed 34 Japanese planes), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
  • Jan 17 Michael Economides, restaurateur
  • Jan 18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1995)
  • Jan 19 Willi Schmidt, German director
  • Jan 20 Abram Hill, African-American playwright & author (American Negro Theater), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • Jan 20 Ennio Porrino, Italian composer, born in Cagliari, Italy (d. 1959)

Person of interestJoy Adamson

Jan 20 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), born in Troppau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • Jan 20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1980)
  • Jan 20 Nina Verchinina, Russian-Brazilian dancer & choreographer, born in Russia (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 21 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

Jan 23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • Jan 25 Harold Watkinson, British politician & businessman, born in Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Jan 25 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, Dutch composer
  • Jan 26 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • Jan 26 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
  • Jan 26 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • Jan 29 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
  • Jan 29 Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • Jan 30 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, born in Pollachi taluk (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Harriet Powers, African-American slave & quilt maker (Bible Quilt 1886), dies at 72
  • Jan 4 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jan 12 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • Jan 17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, German physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • Jan 28 Jose Garcia Robles, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Édouard Rod, French-Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52