On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1916

Historical Events

  • Pitching in his 3rd start in 5 days, Philadelphia Phillies right hander Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 20th century MLB record 16th shutout of year, a 2-0 win v Boston Braves
  • Zoological Society of San Diego founded, in San Diego, California

Famous Birthdays

  • George Siravo, American big band and session saxophonist, composer, arranger and conductor (Columbia Records), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
1916 Highlights

About October 2, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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