On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1910

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to rear-admiral

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Harriet Powers, African-American slave & quilt maker (Bible Quilt 1886), dies at 72
1910 Highlights

About January 1, 1910

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn