What Happened on October 5, 1915

Historical Events

  • Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing
  • Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.

Baseball Record

Detroit Tigers speedster Ty Cobb steals his 96th base of the season in 5-0 loss to Cleveland Indians; stands as MLB record until 1962 (Maury Wills, 104)

1915 History

Famous Deaths

  • José María Usandizaga, Spanish Basque composer (Mendi Mendiyan - High in the Mountains), dies of tuberculosis at 28
  • Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67

About October 5, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra