On This Day

September 1912 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 4 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • Sep 6 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Philadelphia, 3-0
  • Sep 9 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)
  • Sep 12 Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
  • Sep 15 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
  • Sep 19 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
  • Sep 25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City
  • Sep 28 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Johan Daisne [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • Sep 4 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • Sep 7 David Packard, American electronic engineer and businessman, born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Alexander Mackendrick, American-born Scottish director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • Sep 8 Leo Cherne, American economist and commentator (All Star News), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Sep 10 William Oliver Everson, American poet, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1994)
  • Sep 16 Jerry Wald, American producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Pauline Parsons, matron in chief (PMRAFNS)
  • Sep 18 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, born in Frielendorf, Hesse, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Sep 23 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
  • Sep 23 Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)
  • Sep 24 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • Sep 27 Mary Grierson, Welsh botanical artist, born in Bangor, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Sep 29 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian director (Blowup, Red Desert), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Sep 30 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  • Sep 12 Pierre-Hector Cardinal Coullie, Cardinal-Archbishop of Lyon
  • Sep 13 Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)