On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1911

Historical Events

  • Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day
  • South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

Famous Birthdays

  • Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]

Person of interestHank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (MLB All Star 1937–40; 45, Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

1911 Highlights

About January 1, 1911

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn