What Happened on October 26, 1911

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's rout NY Giants, 13-2 at their Shibe Park home to clinch 4-2 series win and retain championship

Famous Birthdays

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972)

American gospel singer ("Whole World In His Hands"), born in New Orleans, Louisianal;

  • Sid Gillman, Pro & College Football Hall of Fame end (Ohio State U) and coach (U of Cincinnati, LA Rams, Houston Oilers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), born in Osgaig, Raasay, Scotland (d. 1996)
Born in 1911
1911 Highlights

About October 26, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio