Events in year of 1902

  • 01-011st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (University of Michigan - 49, Sanford - 0)
  • 01-01Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
  • 01-03Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, vs. England at MCG
  • 01-04Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick vs. England at the MCG
  • 01-081st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
  • 01-13Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1
  • 01-23Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 01-24Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
  • 01-275 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • 01-28Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC
  • 02-01Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben, " premieres in Berlin
  • 02-11Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
  • 02-15Underground railway (U-Bahn)
  • 02-18Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame, " premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 02-20Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks and damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco
  • 02-21Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
  • 02-24Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • 02-28Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 03-04American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • 03-07Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • 03-09Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna
  • 03-10Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
  • 03-17Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
  • 03-18Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
  • 03-25Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • 03-2827.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • 04-021st motion picture theater opens (LA)
  • 04-04Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
  • 04-05Soccer match riot between Scotland and England kills 25
  • 04-07Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms

People born in year of 1902

  • 01-01Dimiter Nenov: Composer
  • 01-05Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons: English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 01-05Pierre Palla: Dutch pianist / Organist
  • 01-06Mark Brunswick: Composer
  • 01-06Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte: Composer
  • 01-08Alexander Gray: Wrightsville, Pennsylvania -- Actor (This is Music)
  • 01-08Carl R[ansom] Rogers: United States -- Psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • 01-08Gret Palucca: German dancer / choreography (Silent Song)
  • 01-09Rudolph Bing: Opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 01-11Maurice Durufle: French Organist / composer
  • 01-12Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud: Kuwait -- King (Saudi Arabia)
  • 01-12Ray Teal: Grand Rapids, Michigan -- Actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza)
  • 01-12Simon H Spoor: Dutch General / intelligence officer for General MacArthur
  • 01-14Alfred Tarski: Warsaw, Poland -- Mathematician / logician
  • 01-14F C Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes]: Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • 01-15Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud: King of Saudi Arabia
  • 01-16Eric Liddell: China -- English 400m runner (1924 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-16Evelyn Levine: Composer
  • 01-17Geoffrey W Lloyd: British Minister of Brandstoffen / Energy (1951-55)
  • 01-19Heinrich Schmist-Barrien: German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 01-23Benny Waters: Saxophonist
  • 01-24Oskar Morgenstern: German / US economist
  • 01-25Gerard P M Knuvelder: Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • 01-26Laurence "Bill" Craigie: Jet pioneer
  • 01-26Menno ter Braak: Dutch writer / essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • 01-26Romney Brent: Saltillo, Mexico -- Actor / writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • 01-30Elise Cavanna: Actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • 01-30Nikolaus Pevsner: England, United Kingdom -- Art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 01-31Alva Myrdal: Uppsala, Sweden -- Diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • 01-31Jean C M Picart le Doux: France -- Carpet designer

People died in year of 1902

  • 01-09Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns: Belgian lawyer / Interior minister, dies at 66
  • 01-14Cato M Guldberg: Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
  • 01-17Gideon Scheepers: South African Boer leader, executed
  • 01-18Filippo Marchetti: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-01Salomon Jaoassohn: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-02Emanuil Mandlov: Composer, dies at 42
  • 02-03Isaac Fransen van der Putten: Dutch Prime Minister (1866)
  • 02-10J N Krieger: German Selenographer
  • 02-15Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman: Dutch actress, dies at 68
  • 02-23Samuel R Gardiner: British Historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • 02-25Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-03Isaac D France van de Putte: Dutch Premier (1866), dies at 79
  • 03-12John Peter Altgeld: German / US Governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • 03-17George William Warren: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-26Cecil Rhodes: Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
  • 04-08Sipyagain: Russian Minister of Interior / headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • 04-11Potgieter: South African Boer General, dies in battle
  • 04-27Julius Sterling Morton: Who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
  • 05-01John Glover: English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • 05-03David R Capriles: Curacaos Director of Psychiatric, dies at 64
  • 05-05Bret Harte: Writer, dies at 65
  • 05-27Jan van Droogenbroeck: Flemish poet
  • 06-10Auguste Schmidt: German teacher / feminist, dies at 68
  • 06-19John E E Dalberg baron van Acton: English historian, dies at 69
  • 07-06Leopoldo Miguez: Composer, dies at 51
  • 07-10Albert FA: King of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • 07-12Pieter Caland: Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • 07-14Mark M Antokolski: Russian / French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 08-01Ludwig Beckmann: Painter
  • 08-03August Friedrich Martin Klughardt: Composer, dies at 54

Events in year of 1903

  • 01-02President Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black
  • 01-05SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
  • 01-06Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
  • 01-07Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blanched Soldier" (BG)
  • 01-092 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and moved it to New York
  • 01-09Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase AL Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (Yankees)
  • 01-09Wind Cave National Park, SD established
  • 01-12Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam
  • 01-12Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown Pa, killing 170
  • 01-191st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US and England
  • 01-19New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
  • 01-21"Wizard of Oz, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-21Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam
  • 01-21International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle New York City
  • 01-29Dutch railroad workers strike
  • 02-03Frederick Lugard occupies Kano West Africa
  • 02-04Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winn Victorias, 2 games to 1 and 1 tie
  • 02-14US Department of Commerce & Labor forms
  • 02-151st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris and Rose Michtom
  • 02-18Kuyper government launches anti strike laws
  • 02-20Nick Young remains as NL President as AG Spalding ends challenge
  • 02-21Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, DC
  • 02-22Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
  • 02-23Cuban state of Guantanamo leased to USA
  • 02-24US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba
  • 02-28Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
  • 03-02Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in New York City
  • 03-03North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
  • 03-05Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn
  • 03-10Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine

People born in year of 1903

  • 01-02Anton van Duinkerken [Willem JMA Asselbergs]: Literary
  • 01-03Charles Foulkes: Canada -- General
  • 01-04Joris Diels: Flemish actor / director (Haagsche Comedy)
  • 01-05Leighton Lucas: Composer
  • 01-06Boris Blacher: Newchwang, China -- German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
  • 01-06Francis L Sullivan: London, England -- Actor (Missing Rembrandt)
  • 01-06Maurice Abravanel: Saloniki, Greece -- Conductor / composer
  • 01-06Stanley Smith: Kansas City, Missouri -- Actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts)
  • 01-07Alan Napier: Birmingham, England -- Actor (Alfred-Batman)
  • 01-07Albrecht Haushofer: Writer
  • 01-07Shalva Azmayparashvili: Composer
  • 01-07Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov: Composer
  • 01-08Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth]: Redfield, South Dakota -- Actor (She Demons, Spider)
  • 01-10Barbara Hepworth: English abstract sculptor / actress (Rescued by Rover)
  • 01-10Jean Morel: Abbeville, France -- Conductor
  • 01-11Alan Paton: South Africa -- Writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • 01-12Igor V Kurtshatov: Russian nuclear physicist (1st Rus nuclear bomb)
  • 01-13Kay Francis [Katherine E Gibbs]: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- Actress (False Madonna)
  • 01-14Veronica Turleigh: County Donegal, Ireland -- Actress (Promoter)
  • 01-17Warren Hull: Gasport, New York -- Actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World)
  • 01-18Berthold Goldschmidt: German / British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
  • 01-19Alfred Lane Beit: Connoisseur
  • 01-20Leon Ames: Portland, Indiana -- Actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
  • 01-20Sybil Marion Rosenfeld: Theatre historian
  • 01-22Robin Humphrey Milford: Composer
  • 01-24Robert Gwathmey: Artist (Arts & Letters)
  • 01-25"Sleepy" John Estes: Rocker
  • 01-27John Eccles: British physiologist / neurologist
  • 01-28Dame Kathleen Lonsdale: Crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
  • 01-29Cornelis H Edelman: Dutch geologist

People died in year of 1903

  • 01-04Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek: Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
  • 01-21Hermanus J A M Schaepman: Dutch clergyman / politician, dies at 58
  • 01-28Augusta Mary Anne Holmes: Composer, dies at 55
  • 01-28Jean Robert Planquette: Composer, dies at 54
  • 02-01George G Stokes: British physicist / President Royal Society, dies at 83
  • 02-03Frederick E Kitziger: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-11Henryk Szulc: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-15Julie Verstraete-Lacquet: Flemish actress, dies at 69
  • 02-17Joseph Parry: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-22Frederick William Farrar: Writer / dean (Canterbury 1895-1903)
  • 02-22Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf: Austrian Composer (Corregidor), dies at 42
  • 02-23Albert Cahen: Composer, dies at 57
  • 02-23Friedrich Grutzmacher: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-26Richard J Gatling: US inventor (Gatling Gun), dies at 84
  • 02-28Girolamo / Jeromin de Rada: Albanian poet, dies at 88
  • 03-04Joseph H Shorthouse: English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 03-13Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand]: Dutch writer (Camera Obscura), dies at 88
  • 03-14Johannes H Weissenbruch: Dutch landscape painter, dies at 88
  • 04-11Gemma Galgani: Italian saint, dies at 25
  • 04-13Derk J A Haspels: Dutch actor, dies at 65
  • 05-01Luigi Arditi: Violist / composer, dies at 80
  • 05-16Eduard Rappoldi: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-10Alexander I: King of Serbia are assassinated
  • 06-10Dragia: Queen of Serbia, assassinated
  • 06-10Luigi Cremona: Italian Mathematician (grafostatica)
  • 06-11Draga Masin: Wife of Serbian King Aleksandar I, murdered at 35
  • 06-22George White: Black resident of Delaware, lynched
  • 06-29Rentaro Taki: Composer, dies at 23
  • 07-07Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga: Composer, dies at 64
  • 07-13August Reissmann: Composer, dies at 77