On This Day

What Happened in October 1910

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 1 Regina Rugby Club (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 18 E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Oct 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • Oct 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • Oct 20 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • Oct 22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • Oct 23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Oct 23 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • Oct 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens with 200 chambers and 100 bathtubs
  • Oct 29 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks CFL record 11 singles in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • Oct 1 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)

Person of interestBonnie Parker

Oct 1 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw of Bonnie and Clyde fame, born in Rowena, Texas (d. 1934)

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • Oct 2 William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • Oct 4 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • Oct 6 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • Oct 8 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Oct 8 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, born in Cherry Township, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • Oct 9 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • Oct 9 Phil Hanna, American singer (Once Upon a Tune), born in River Forest, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Oct 10 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Oct 10 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Price Daniel, American politician (38th Governor of Texas), born in Dayton, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Eugene John Weigel, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • Oct 11 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • Oct 11 Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), born in Avon, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Oct 12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Oct 12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • Oct 13 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Oct 14 Jozef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels (d. 1986)
  • Oct 14 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), born in Hall, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • Oct 15 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1994)
  • Oct 16 William Leonard Reed, composer
  • Oct 18 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer
  • Oct 19 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Oct 19 Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1941), born in Rumson, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Oct 22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Oct 23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Oct 25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Oct 26 John Krol, American former archbishop of Philadelphia (1961-88), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Oct 27 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Oct 27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba (d. 1963)
  • Oct 27 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 1992)
  • Oct 28 Arthur Altman, American songwriter (All or Nothing at All), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 28 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Oct 29 A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher (Logical Positivism), born in London (d. 1989)
  • Oct 30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), born in Orihuela, Spain (d. 1942)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • Oct 17 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and author (Battle Hymn of the Republic), dies at 91
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, American poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 17 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer, politician and President of the First Imperial Duma, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Rama V [Chulalongkorn], King of Thailand (1868-1910), dies at 57
  • Oct 25 Willie Anderson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1901, 1903-05), dies of epilepsy at 31
  • Oct 25 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 30 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), dies at 82