On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1911

Historical Events

  • United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • Irwin Kostal, American orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story: The Sound Of Music; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), dies at 77
1911 Highlights

About October 1, 1911

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 109 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra