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1902 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1902

Ab urbe condita 2655
Armenian calendar 1351
Bahá'í calendar 58 – 59
Buddhist calendar 2446
Coptic calendar 1618 – 1619
Ethiopian calendar 1894 – 1895
Hebrew calendar 5662 5663
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1957 – 1958
 - Shaka Samvat 1824 – 1825
 - Kali Yuga 5003 – 5004
Holocene calendar 11902
Iranian calendar 1280 – 1281
Islamic calendar 1319 – 1320
Japanese calendar Meiji 35

(明治 35年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2562
Julian calendar 1947
Korean calendar 4235
Thai solar calendar 2445
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Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.



January 1: first Rose Bowl college American football game.

Andrew Carnegie

  • January
    • In France, Alfred Loisy writes L'évangile et l'Eglise, which inaugurates the Modernist Crisis.
    • International Bureau of the American Republics is established.
  • January 1
    • The first college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California.
    • Nurses Registration Act 1901 comes into effect in New Zealand, making it the first country in the world to require state registration of nurses. On January 10, Ellen Dougherty becomes the world's first registered nurse.
  • January 8 – A train collision in the New York Central Railroad's Park Avenue Tunnel kills 17, injures 38, and leads to increased demand for electric trains and led to the banning of Steam locomotives in the state.
  • January 23 – A snowstorm at Mount Hakkoda, northern Honshu, Japan, kills 199 during a military training exercise.
  • January 28 – The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • February 11 – Police and universal suffrage demonstrators are involved in a physical altercation in Brussels.
  • February 15 – The Berlin U-Bahn underground is opened.
  • February 18 – U.S. President Roosevelt prosecutes the Northern Securities Company for violation of the Sherman Act.



May 8: Mount Pelée erupts.

May 15: Lyman Gilmore plane.

  • June 2 – The Anthracite Coal Strike begins in the United States.
  • June 15 – The New York Central railroad inaugurates the 20th Century Limited passenger train between Chicago and New York City, New York.
  • June 16Australia: Female British subjects (with the exception of Asians, Aborigines and Africans) win the vote with the Uniform Franchise Act.
  • June 17Norwich City Football Club is formed.
  • June 26Edward VII institutes The Order.



  • October 16 – The first Borstal (youth offenders' institution) opens in Borstal, Kent, U.K.
  • October 21 – In the United States, a five month strike by the United Mine Workers ends.


  • November 30American Old West: The second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years hard labor.
  • December–February 1903 – Venezuela Crisis, in which Britain, Germany and Italy sustain a naval blockade on Venezuela in order to enforce collection of outstanding financial claims. This prompts the development of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.
  • December 10 – The first Aswan Dam on The Nile is completed.
  • December 30Discovery Expedition: Scott, Shackleton and Wilson reach the farthest southern point reached thus far by man, south of 82°S.

Date unknown[]

  • Nathan B. Stubblefield demonstrates his mobile phone device in Kentucky.
  • The insurrection ends in the Philippines.
  • Capital of French Indochina moved from Saigon (in Cochinchina) to Hanoi (Tonkin).
  • Completion of Paul Doumer Bridge linking both sections of Hanoi.
  • The Potawatomi Zoo (the oldest zoo in Indiana) opens in South Bend.




  • March 4Red Reeder, American soldier and author (d. 1998)
  • March 7Heinz Rühmann, German actor (d. 1994)
  • March 9Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
  • March 15Carla Porta Musa, Italian essayist and poet
  • March 16Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
  • March 17Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971)
  • March 19Louisa Ghijs, Belgian stage actress and wife of Johannes Heesters (d. 1985)
  • March 21Son House, American musician (d. 1988)
  • March 24Thomas Dewey, American politician (d. 1971)
  • March 28Dame Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)
  • March 29
    • William Walton, English composer (d. 1983)
    • Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • March 30Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • April 4
    • Louise Leveque de Vilmorin, French actress (d. 1969)
    • Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • April 8Andrew Irvine, British mountaineer (d. 1924)
  • April 12Louis Beel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • April 23Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • April 25Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • April 27Harry Stockwell, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
  • April 30Theodore Schultz, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)


  • May 3Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • May 6
    • Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
    • Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • May 8Andre Michael Lwoff, French microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1994)
  • May 10
    • Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
    • David O. Selznick, American film producer (d. 1965)
  • May 11Dick Curtis, American actor (d. 1952)
  • May 15Richard J. Daley, American politician (d. 1976)
  • May 18Meredith Willson, American composer (d. 1984)
  • May 21
    • Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)
    • Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • May 22Al Simmons, American baseball player (d. 1956)
  • May 31Billy Mayerl, English pianist and composer (d. 1959)
  • June 2Rosa Rio, American organist and composer (d. 2010)
  • June 18Barbara McClintock, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1992)
  • June 22Henri Deglane, French wrestler (d. 1975)
  • June 26Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor (d. 2010)
  • June 28Richard Rodgers, American composer (d. 1979)


  • July 1William Wyler, American film director (d. 1981)
  • July 4
    • Vince Barnett, American actor (d. 1977)
    • George Murphy, American dancer, actor, and politician (d. 1992)
    • Meyer Lansky, Russian-born mobster (d. 1983)
  • July 8
  • July 10Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • July 16Alexander Luria, Russian nevropychologist (d. 1977)
  • July 28
    • Karl Raimund Popper, Austrian philosopher (d. 1994)
    • Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (d. 1959)
  • July 31Randolph E. Haugan, American author, editor and publisher (d. 1985)
  • August 2Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch (d. 1971)
  • August 4Clara Peller, American actress (d. 1987)
  • August 8Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • August 9Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991)
  • August 10
    • Norma Shearer, Canadian actress (d. 1983)
    • Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • August 11
    • Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
    • Lloyd Nolan, American film and television actor (d. 1985)
  • August 16Georgette Heyer, British writer (d. 1974)
  • August 18Adamson-Eric, Estonian artist (d. 1968)
  • August 19
    • Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)
    • J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • August 22Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (d. 2003)
  • August 24Carlo Gambino, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • August 25Stefan Wolpe, German-born composer (d. 1972)


  • September 7Roy Barcroft, American actor (d. 1969)
  • September 12Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (d. 1976)
  • September 14Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer, composer, and lyricist (d. 1977)
  • September 21Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (d. 1963)
  • September 22
    • John Houseman, Romanian-born actor and producer (d. 1988)
    • Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Shia cleric (d. 1989)
  • October 2Leopold Figl, former Chancellor of Austria (d. 1965)
  • October 3Waldo McBurney, America's oldest worker (d. 2009)
  • October 5
    • Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (d. 1975)
    • Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) (d. 1984)
  • October 13Arna Wendell Bontemps, American writer (d. 1973)
  • October 18
    • Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
    • Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • October 25Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • October 26Jack Sharkey, American heavyweight boxing champion (d. 1994)
  • October 31Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (d. 1987)


Date unknown[]

  • Alan Stuart Paterson, New Zealand cartoonist (d. 1968)



  • January 11Johnny Briggs, English cricketer (b. 1862)
  • February 1Salomon Jadassohn, German composer and pianist (b. 1831)
  • February 15Viggo Hørup, Danish politician (b. 1841)
  • February 18Albert Bierstadt, German-born American painter (b. 1830)
  • February 27
    • Harry 'Breaker' Morant, Australian soldiern (executed) (b. 1864)
    • Peter Handcock, Australian soldier (executed) (b. 1869)
  • March 26Cecil Rhodes, British imperialist (b. 1853)
  • April 2Esther Hobart Morris, American suffragist judge (b. 1814)
  • April 12Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1841)
  • April 15Jules Dalou, French sculptor (b. 1838)
  • April 21Ethna Carbery, Irish poet (b. 1866)
  • May 6
    • Bret Harte, American writer (b. 1836)
    • William T. Sampson, American admiral (b. 1840)
  • May 26Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • June 10
    • Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
    • Auguste Schmidt, German educator and activist (b. 1833)
  • June 18Samuel Butler, British author (b. 1835)
  • June 19Albert, King of Saxony and a member of the House of Wettin (b. 1828)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsHendrik Antoon Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman
  • ChemistryHermann Emil Fischer
  • MedicineRonald Ross
  • LiteratureChristian Matthias Theodor Mommsen
  • PeaceÉlie Ducommun and Charles Albert Gobat


  • The Annual Cyclopedia ...1902 (1903), highly detailed compilation of facts; worldwide coverage online edition

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People of the year 1902 at Familypedia

220 people were born in 1902

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Betty Achenbach (1902-1969)
Catherine Lovering Adams (1902-1988)Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954)Frances Lovering (1869-1956)
Helena Olivia Adeane (1902-1985)Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane (1863-1943)Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Wyndham (1869-1941)
Anna Mae Allphin (1902-1980)Samuel Taylor Allphin (1875-1913)Lucy Hepworth (1880-1965)
Baden Thomas Amos (1902-1974)Thomas Moyston Amos (1865-1950)Margaret Mary Lutton (1869-1943)
Annie Andrus (1902-1973)Alma Andrus (1857-1932)Serena Gardner (1860-1951)
Janeane Arditi (1902-1969)Leonardo Arditi (1879-1946)Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)
Mary Sibell Ashley-Cooper (1902-1936)Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury (1869-1961)Constance Sibell Grosvenor (1875-1957)
Harold Lester Ashworth I (1902-1991)Albert P. Ashworth (1872-1934)Luella Griffin (1877-1906)
Ava Alice Muriel Astor (1902-1956)John Jacob Astor (1864-1912)Ava Lowle Willing (1868-1958)
Mary Bagshaw (1902-1982)
Anne M Baker (1902-)John Thomas Baker (1867-1920)Martha Amy Weston (1883-1956)
Raymond Alfred Baker (1902-1957)
Alexandra Bang (1902-1979)Johannes Nielsen Bang (c1858-1943)Louise Christofa Italia Marie Nielsen (c1864-1935)
Texas Pringle Bates (1902-1976)Albert Franklin Bates (1867-1751)Texas Cope Pringle (1866-1958)
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68 children were born to the 110 women born in 1902

237 people died in 1902

 FatherMotherAge at death
John Emery Abell (1837-1902)Asa Abell (1796-1879)Julia Wilcox (1807-1892)
Jerome Jefferson Adams (1835-1902)William Jefferson Adams (1812-1888)Jane Eastwood (1813-1852)
Zabdiel Boylston Adams (1829-1902)Zabdiel Boylston Adams (1793-1855)Sarah Holland (1800-1877)
Lydia Miller Addams (1819-1902)Abraham Addams (1786-1849)Lydia Miller (1791-1819)
Sariah Aldridge (1834-1902)William Aldridge (1787-1863)Elizabeth Van Blaricum (1809-1838)
Barbara Allred (1860-1902)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Fannie Shantaquint (1842-1866)
James Tillman Sanford Allred (1854-1902)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Sarah Bell Anderson (1817-1902)John Anderson (c1780-)
Emily Apps (1864-1902)Moses Baker Apps (1833-1875)Harriet Eggins (1838-1875)38
Randall Huntington Arnold (1851-1902)Albert Arnold (1807-1881)Samantha Malvina (Lavinia) Huntington (1816-1888)
Thomas Arthur (c1835-1902)Thomas Arthur (c1790-c1860)Jane Unknown (c1806-)
Bathildis von Anhalt-Dessau (1837-1902)Friedrich August von Anhalt-Dessau (1799-1864)Marie von Hessen-Kassel-Rumpenheim (1814-1895)
George Washington Gill Averett (1824-1902)John Averett (1780-1847)Jennette Hamilton Gill (1786-1855)
Nicolae Bagdat (c1880-c1902)Toma Bagdat (1827-1887)Ana Neculici (1862-c1940)
Henry George Bailey (1859-1902)Henry Bailey (1841-1903)Mary Margaret Christie (1839-1868)
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18091 people lived in 1902

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Andreas Honecker (1832-1912)Nomen nescioElisabeth Honecker (1821-1883)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Cornelis Aangeenbrug (1802-1861)Geertje Pietersdr van der Neut (1801-c1835)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Anne Wales Abbot (1808-1908)Abiel Abbot (1770-1828)Eunice Wales (1772-1831)
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Events of the year 1902 at Familypedia

225 people were married in 1902.

 Joined with
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Ida Ellen Adams (1884-1955)Arthur Stanley Day (1881-1961)
George Underwood Alley (1877-1946)Barbara Jane McPherson (1879-1913)
Alexander Burto Andrus (1875-1949)Catherine Heyborn Macfarlane (1875-1904) + Rosilla Brooks (1883-1967)
Alfred Thompson Archer (1874-1940)Mary Christina Pitkin (1874-1955)
Fanny Margaret Archer (1878-1932)George H Roberts (bef1889-)
Joseph Australia Archer (1882-1965)Annie Mary Edwards (1882-1969)+Maude M Fletcher (c1903-)
Albert Edward Atkins (1877-1965)Emily Redman (1884-1909)+Ellen Griffin (1887-1973)
William Baird (1849-1946)Janet Lennox Murdoch (1855-1898)+Isabella Snedden (1868-1938)
Edward Alexander Baker (1869-1951)Elizabeth Cridge (1871-1892)+Catherine Margaret Larkham (1881-1966)
Sarah Jane Ball (1882-1937)Henry George Laundess (1877-1954)
Emily Ada A Barnes (1873-1926)William George Munro (1864-1924)
Agnes Ethel Barnett (1880-1970)Francis Grill (bef1887-1938)
Allen Benjamin Bathurst (1872-1947)Augusta Ruby Spencer-Churchill (1877-1971)
Emily Bayfield (1879-1966)Howard Creighton Sloan (1873-1940)+Arthur E. Lemieux (1881-1949)
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There were 0 military battles in 1902.

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