On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1911

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisianal; (d. 1972)

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • 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)
1911 Highlights

About October 26, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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