On This Day

What Happened in September 1911

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • Sep 2 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • Sep 3 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: William Larned wins his 5th consecutive & 7th overall US singles title; beats Maurice McLoughlin 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
  • Sep 4 French aviator Roland Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • Sep 9 1st European post delivered by air (Hendon to Windsor, England)

Sports History

Sep 12 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers dual for final time; Boston Rustlers' Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of the Giants; NY wins, 11-2

  • Sep 14 Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime had been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
  • Sep 17 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min
  • Sep 18 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

Historic Event

Sep 18 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC

  • Sep 19 Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • Sep 20 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header

Election of Interest

Sep 21 Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

  • Sep 22 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 23 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • Sep 25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • Sep 25 Groundbreaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • Sep 28 NY Highlanders get 13 walk & steal 15 bases (including then record 6 in one inning), beating Browns 18-12; each team committed 6 errors

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • Sep 1 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • Sep 2 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), born in Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 2 René Amengual, Chilean pianist, composer and educator, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1954)
  • Sep 2 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • Sep 6 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Sep 7 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), born in Pravets, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 1998)
  • Sep 9 John Gorton, Australian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (1968-71), born in Wellington New Zealand (disputed) (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 11 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban pianist, singer and songwriter, born in Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • Sep 13 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • Sep 15 Silas Hogan, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Westover, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Sep 15 Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (1961-65) warned against smoking, born in Red Level, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Wilfred Burchett, Australian communist and writer (Catapult to Freedom), born in Clifton Hill, Melbourne (d. 1983)
  • Sep 17 Robert Riefling, Norwegian concert pianist and pedagogue (Royal Danish Academy, 1967-88; Norwegian Academy of Music from ,1973-88), born in Aker, Norway (d. 1988)
  • Sep 18 Syd Howe, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1936, 37, 43 Detroit Red Wings), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • Sep 19 Allan Pettersson, Swedish violist and composer (Symphony No. 7), born in Granhammar Castle, Uppland, Sweden (d. 1980)
  • Sep 19 Weldon Hart, American composer, born in Bear-Place Spring, Tennessee (d. 1957)

William Golding

Sep 19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

  • Sep 20 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch) and actor (Fernwood 2 Night - "Happy Kyne"), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Sep 20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • Sep 20 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", born in Agra, India (d. 1990)
  • Sep 23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

Konstantin Chernenko

Sep 24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

  • Sep 25 Lionel Henry Nowak, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Sep 25 Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981) [1]
  • Sep 27 Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, born in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 28 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, CA (d. 1994)
  • Sep 29 Reginald Victor Jones, British scientist who worked in military intelligence in WWII, born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Sep 30 Ed Danowski, American football quarterback and halfback (NFL Championship 1934, 38; New York Giants; Pro Bowl 1938), born in Jamesport, New York (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 11 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • Sep 11 William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of engineers, dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865), dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Peter Stolypin, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
  • Sep 21 Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
  • Sep 27 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and petrologist, dies at 67
  • Sep 28 Louis Pincoffs, Dutch businessman and politician (1st-Chamber), dies