On This Day

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.

Sports record brokenBaseball 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)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67
1915 Highlights

About October 5, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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