On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1919

Historical Events

  • Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), born in Potts Camp, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • Roy John Britten, American molecular biologist (repeated DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
1919 Highlights

About October 1, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra