What Happened in October 1912

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season

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Oct 2 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Oct 5 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • Oct 5 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
  • Oct 6 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
  • Oct 7 The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • Oct 8 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
  • Oct 14 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • Oct 14 Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government
  • Oct 15 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield

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Oct 16 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Oct 16 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • Oct 17 Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • Oct 18 The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Tripolitan War between Turkey and Italy
  • Oct 18 The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey
  • Oct 19 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
  • Oct 20 Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC
  • Oct 20 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
  • Oct 26 Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
  • Oct 26 Woolwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames river in England opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
  • Oct 3 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • Oct 4 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • Oct 4 John de Mol, Dutch accordianist/producer (Baantjer, Pril Geluk)
  • Oct 5 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • Oct 6 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
  • Oct 7 Fernando Bela├║nde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
  • Oct 13 Hugo David Weisgall, Ivancice Moravia, composer (4 Impressions)
  • Oct 13 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in Prievidza, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Oct 14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex)
  • Oct 14 Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49)
  • Oct 14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • Oct 17 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • Oct 21 Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist
  • Oct 21 Georg Solti, conductor (Fidelio), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Oct 22 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 25 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Minnie Pearl [Sarah Ophelia Colley], American country comedienne (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw), born in Centerville, Tennessee (d. 1996)
  • Oct 26 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Oct 27 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Oct 28 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • Oct 30 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Oct 31 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Oct 31 Ollie Johnston, American animator and the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Guido Papini, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 4 Gen Zeledon, Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed
  • Oct 6 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • Oct 8 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 9 Millie & Christine McCoy, American Siamese twins born slaves, die at 61
  • Oct 19 J E B B P Q C Dwyer, cricketer (Aus-born Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies
  • Oct 24 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Jan Karol Gali, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 30 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)