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1911 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1911

Ab urbe condita 2664
Armenian calendar 1360
Bahá'í calendar 67 – 68
Buddhist calendar 2455
Coptic calendar 1627 – 1628
Ethiopian calendar 1903 – 1904
Hebrew calendar 5671 5672
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1966 – 1967
 - Shaka Samvat 1833 – 1834
 - Kali Yuga 5012 – 5013
Holocene calendar 11911
Iranian calendar 1289 – 1290
Islamic calendar 1329 – 1330
Japanese calendar Meiji


(明治 44年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2571
Julian calendar 1956
Korean calendar 4244
Thai solar calendar 2454
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Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.


July 24: Machu Picchu is rediscovered.


  • January 18Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, marking the first time an aircraft lands on a ship.


  • February 18 – The first official air mail flight takes place from Allahabad, India to Naini, India, when Henri Pequet carries 6,500 letters a distance of 13 km.



  • April 8Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers Superconductivity[2]
  • April 13Mexican Revolution: Rebels take Agua Prieta on the SonoraArizona border; government troops take the town back April 17 when the rebel leader "Red" López is drunk.
  • April 19Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero's troops besiege Ciudad Juárez but General Juan J. Navarro refuses his surrender demand.


  • May 8Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa launches an attack against government troops in Ciudad Juarez without Madero's permission; the government troops surrender on May 10.
  • May 17Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz is convinced to resign but does not do so yet.
  • May 21Mexican Revolution: A peace treaty is signed between Madero' rebels and government troops in Ciudad Juarez.
  • May 24Mexican Revolution: Government troops fire at anti-Diaz demonstrators in Mexico City, killing about 200 (officials claim only 40).
  • May 25Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz signs his resignation and leaves for Veracruz; on May 31 he leaves for exile in France.
  • May 31 – The hull of the RMS Titanic is launched.


  • June 7Mexican Revolution: Francisco Madero arrives in Mexico City just after a local earthquake.


  • July 1 – The presence of the German warship Panther in the Moroccan port of Agadir triggers the Agadir Crisis.
  • July 24Hiram Bingham rediscovers Machu Picchu in Peru.


  • August 22 – The theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered in the Louvre.


  • September 25 – The French Navy ship Liberté explodes at anchor in Toulon, France killing around 300 on both ship and the neighbouring area.
  • September 29Italy declares war on Ottoman Empire.
  • September 30 – The Austin Dam breaks, wiping out the town of Austin, Pennsylvania, United States, killing 78.


  • October 10 – The Wuchang Uprising starts the Xinhai Revolution that leads to the founding of the Republic of China.
  • October 16Mexican Revolution: Felix Diaz, nephew of Porfirio Diaz, occupies the port of Veracruz as a sign of rebellion against Madero.


  • November 1 – World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
  • November 5 – Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica (this act is confirmed by an act of the Italian Parliament on February 25, 1912).


Date unknown[]

  • The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition is published under American management in England by Cambridge University Press.
  • New Zealand-born British physicist Ernest Rutherford deduces the existence of a compact atomic nucleus from scattering experiments.




  • March 3Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
  • March 6Nikolai Baibakov, Soviet statesman (d. 2008)
  • March 8Alan Hovhaness, American composer (d. 2000)
  • March 9Ebby Halliday, American realtor
  • March 12Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican president (d. 1979)
  • March 13
    • L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
    • Marie Rudisill, American author (d. 2006)
  • March 15Ursula Vaughan Williams, British author (d. 2007)
  • March 16
    • Pierre Harmel, Belgian Prime Minister (d. 2009)
    • Josef Mengele, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • March 18Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • March 20Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and politician, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • March 24
    • Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
    • Jane Drew, English architect (d. 1996)
  • March 25Jack Ruby, American mobster, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
  • March 26
    • Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
    • Tennessee Williams, American playwright (d. 1983)
  • March 27Erich Heller, British philosopher (d. 1990)
  • March 29Brigitte Horney, German-born actress (d. 1988)
  • March 31
    • Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (d. 1986)
    • Freddie Green, jazz guitarist (d. 1987)
  • April 3Michael Woodruff, British/Australian surgeon (d. 2001)
  • April 6Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • April 8
    • Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
    • Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist (d. 1995)
    • Ichiro Fujiyama, Japanese composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • April 11Stanislawa Walasiewicz, Polish-born athlete (d. 1980)
  • April 13William J. Tuttle, American makeup artist (d. 2007)
  • April 15Muhammad Metwally Al Shaarawy, Egyptian jurist (d. 1998)
  • April 17Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009)
  • April 18
    • Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian-American physicist (d. 2011)
    • Huntington Hartford, American businessman (d. 2008)
  • April 23Ronald Neame, British film cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director (d. 2010)
  • April 26Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)


  • May 1Anthony Salerno, American gangster (d. 1992)
  • May 5Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian Chess Grandmaster (d. 2010)
  • May 6Frank Nelson, American actor (d. 1986)
  • May 7Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)
  • May 8Robert Johnson, American guitarist and singer (d. 1938)
  • May 10Bel Kaufman, German-born American author
  • May 11
    • Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
    • Doodles Weaver, American actor and comedian (d. 1983)
  • May 14Ne Win, President of Burma (d. 2002)
  • May 15Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  • May 17
    • Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish model (d. 1992)
    • Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)
  • May 18Big Joe Turner, American singer (d. 1985)
  • May 20
    • Gardner Fox, American writer (d. 1986)
    • Milt Gabler, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • May 22Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born American mathematical psychologist (d. 2007)
  • May 24 Carleen Hutchins, American violin maker (d. 2009)
  • May 26Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)
  • May 27
    • Hubert H. Humphrey, American Vice President and Senator (d. 1978)
    • Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)
    • Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
  • May 28Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian author (d. 1986)
  • May 31Maurice Allais, French economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • June 3Ellen Corby, American actress (d. 1999)
  • June 11George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
  • June 12Milovan Đilas, Yugoslavian Marxist (d. 1995)
  • June 13
    • Prince Aly Khan, Imam of Ismaili Shi'a Islam (d. 1960)
    • Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • June 15W.V. Awdry, English children's writer (d. 1997)
  • June 20Paul Pietsch, German racer and magazine magnate (d. 2012)
  • June 21Wonderful Smith, African-American comedian (d. 2008)
  • June 24
    • Ernesto Sabato, Argentine writer (d. 2011)
    • Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine race car driver (d. 1995)
  • June 25William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
  • June 26Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete and golfer (d. 1956)
  • June 29
    • Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
    • Bernard Herrmann, American composer (d. 1975)
  • June 30Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)


  • July 1Sergei Sokolov, Marshal of the Soviet Union
  • July 4
    • Mitch Miller, American singer and television personality (d. 2010)
    • Frederick Seitz, American scientist (d. 2008)
  • July 5Georges Pompidou, President of France (d. 1974)
  • July 6LaVerne Andrews, American singer (d. 1967)
  • July 7Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian-born American composer (d. 2007)
  • July 9
    • John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
    • Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • July 16
    • Ginger Rogers, American actress (d. 1995)
    • Jerry Burke, American musician (d. 1965)
  • July 17Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • July 18Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
  • July 21Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author (d. 1980)
  • July 28Ann Doran, American actress (d. 2000)
  • July 29Ján Cikker, Slovak composer (d. 1989)
  • July 31George Liberace, American musician (d. 1983)
  • August 2Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (d. 1987)
  • August 3Manuel Esperón, Mexican musician and composer (d. 2011)
  • August 5Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)
  • August 6
    • Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)
    • Constance Fecher Heaven, British romance writer (d. 1995)
  • August 7Nicholas Ray, American director (d. 1979)
  • August 8Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)
  • August 9William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • August 10A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • August 11William H. Avery, American politician (d. 2009)
  • August 12Cantinflas, Mexican actor (d. 1993)
  • August 17
    • Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player (d. 1995)
    • Martin Sandberger, German military officer (d. 2010)
  • August 18Amelia Boynton Robinson, American civil rights activist
  • August 23
    • Betty Robinson, American athlete (d. 1999)
    • Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (d. 1998)
  • August 27Kay Walsh, British actress (d. 2005)



Date unknown[]

  • Yolande Beekman, French-born World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • Jaime Ornelas Camacho, Portuguese politician
  • Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer & actor (d. 1953)



  • January 17 – Sir Francis Galton, English explorer and biologist (b. 1822)
  • February 4Piet Cronjé, Boer general (b. 1836)
  • February 15Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician (b. 1857)
  • February 21Isidre Nonell, Catalonian painter (b. 1873)
  • March 1Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • April 10Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian artist and composer (b. 1875)
  • April 25Emilio Salgari, Italian writer (b. 1862)
  • April 29Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1846)
  • May 18Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (b. 1860)
  • May 21Williamina Fleming, Scottish astronomer (b. 1857)
  • May 27Thursday October Christian II, Pitcairn Islands leader (b. 1820)
  • May 29William S. Gilbert, English dramatist (b. 1836)
  • June 2Axel Olof Freudenthal, philologist and politician (b. 1836)
  • June 9Carrie Nation, American temperance activist (b. 1846)
  • June 25Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (b. 1843)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsWilhelm Wien
  • ChemistryMaria Skłodowska-Curie
  • MedicineAllvar Gullstrand
  • LiteratureCount Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
  • PeaceTobias Michael Carel Asser Alfred Hermann Fried


  1. ^ First Women's Day celebration took place in 1911, The Times of India, 7 March 2011.
  2. ^ van Delft, D., and Kes, P. The discovery of superconductivity. Physics Today (September 2010), 38–43.

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People of the year 1911 at Familypedia

153 people were born in 1911

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
Manivald Aldre (1911-1958)
Alexandru Bagdat (1911-1935)Alexandru Bagdat (1880-1931)Elena Suciu (c1885-c1945)
Lucille Desiree Ball (1911-1989)Henry Durrell Ball (1887-1915)Desiree Evelyn Hunt (1892-1977)
Neta-Lee Barsky (1911-1956)Gennady Barsky (1883-1939)Janet Bernthal (1882-1930)
Anthony Gardner Bazley (1911-1937)Gardner Sebastian Bazley (1863-1911)Ruth Evelyn Howard (1877-1962)
Denis Gomer Berry (1911-1983)James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968)Mary Lilian Holmes (-1928)
Fred Erwin Berry (1911-1967)
Eric Jack Blundell (1911-1994)John Blundell (1877-1954)Minnie Charlick (1878-1961)
Johannes Bos (1911-1992)AntoniusCornelia Hogenes
Barbara Mildred Botting (1911-1981)William Francis Botting (1872-1952)Bertha Mary Sale (1885-1973)
Doris Elizabeth Brock (1911-2000)Vestal Hiram Brock (c1892-)Esther Lucille Cole (1892-)
Myrlan Greer Brown (1911-1969)Benjamin Brown (1884-1935)Myrtle Greer (1886-1965)
Benjamin Josiah Brownlow (1911-1996)Alexander Brownlow (1864-1918)Lucy Eva Cramp (1871-1940)
Leslie Elizabeth Bullock (1911-2002)Charles Gillespie Bullock (1879-1912)Janie Aycock (1881-1960)
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42 children were born to the 70 women born in 1911

223 people died in 1911

 FatherMotherAge at death
Mary Ann Harriet Abbott (1827-1911)Charles Abbott (1800-1851)Harriett Allen Lempriere (1800-1836)
Rachel Abbott (1835-1911)Jonathan Abbott (c1800-c1848)Ada Wright (1799-1882)
Adaline Alexander (1835-1911)Randolph Alexander (1802-1879)Myrza Nix (1815-1880)
Sidney Rigdon Allred (1837-1911)Isaac Allred (1788-1870)Mary Calvert (1793-1851)
Lillias Jane Alston (1838-1911)John Alston (1806-1882)Lilleas Johnston (1806-1852)
Alma Truman Angell (1834-1911)Solomon Angell (1806-1881)Eunice Clark Young (1809-1879)
Isabella Annesley (c1837-c1911)James Annesley (c1801-1883)Elizabeth Quinn (c1810-1883)74
Frank Stuart Leworthy Anstey (1869-1911)George Anstey (c1838-1869)Laura Leworthy (c1837-1927)
Thomas Apps (1844-1911)William Apps (1813-1901)Philadelphia Foots (1813-1874)
William Apps (1835-1911)William Apps (1813-1901)Philadelphia Foots (1813-1874)
Ellen Harriett Archer (1876-1911)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)
Gamaliel Paine Atkins (1847-1911)Paul Atkins (1798-1883)Keziah Paine (1803-1879)
Harriet Emeline Barney (1830-1911)Royal Barney (1808-1890)Sarah Bowen Estabrook (1811-1895)
George Barrett (1825-1911)William Barrett (1796-1874)Elizabeth Craft (1800-1836)
Francine Beauchemin (1823-1911)Jean-Claude Beauchemin (1799-1880)Madonna Boisseau (1800-1876)
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17329 people lived in 1911

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
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)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
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)
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Events of the year 1911 at Familypedia

234 people were married in 1911.

 Joined with
Dagbert Moroni Adair (1888-1952)Fiametta Smith (1890-1974)
Emmaline Beatrice Adams (1880-1953)Abraham Grange Metcalfe (1877-1947)
Alice Maud Ida Aldridge (1893-1995)Joseph Wain (1874-1960)
Clarice Millie Underwood Alley (1892-1969)Raymond Osbourne Cramp (1888-1973)
Melissa Iona Allred (1893-1976)Raymond Alton Anderson (1891-1984)
Raymond Alton Anderson (1891-1984)Melissa Iona Allred (1893-1976)
Norman Frederick Angel (1884-1963)Charlotte Heaton Cottam (1888-1935)
Joseph Franciscus Angelbeek (1884-1951)Geertruida de Blaauw (c1892-)+Maria Petronella Vitali (1894-1974)
Ethel Maud Anlezark (1889-1920)George Albert Boughton (1886-1950)
Thomas Edward Anson, 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883-1960)Evelyn Maud Keppel (1887-1945)+Violet Margaret Dawson-Greene (-1988)
Kenneth Wyndham Arbuthnot (1873-1915)Janet Elspeth Sinclair-Wemyss (1889-1982)
Samuel Vincent Howard Ardern (1890-1959)Lydia Agnes Wiltshire (1891-1982)
Gladys Elizabeth Ashdown (1886-1958)Henry George Leslie Hayter (1886-1967)
John Jacob Astor (1864-1912)Ava Lowle Willing (1868-1958)+Madeleine Talmage Force (1893-1940)
Albert Edward Atkins (1877-1965)Emily Redman (1884-1909)+Ellen Griffin (1887-1973)
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There were 0 military battles in 1911.

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