1911: On This Year


1911 (MCMXI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1911th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1911 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1911 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1911, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1911, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1911, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1911, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1911.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1911 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1911 known for ?

  • By looking into the past events of our lives, one realizes that there were times when we were bolder and fearless to a degree. Various events have shaped the modern common beliefs and so below are major events of 1911.
  • In the later years of the 19th century, New York’s population had surpassed that of Paris and was quickly rising to level with London. Peculiar to this increase of population was the lack of a reference point in the city. The 27th President of the United States of America, President William Howard Taft on May 23rd 1911, dedicated the New York Public library that took 14 years to build at the cost of $9 million.Today, there are over two million members issued with the New York public library cards with branches of the library put up in New York City.
  • Three months later on August 21 and a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, Vincenzo Perugia walked into the Louvre in Paris, dismounted the famed Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci and walked out of the museum, the Mona Lisa hidden under his clothes. Detectives and investigators ruled out professional art thieves since it would be too suspicious to sell the painting.
  • The Mona Lisa turned up two years later where Perugia was trying to collect money from an Italian art dealer. The theft prompted better security installations across the world in museums.
  • As the year ended, it took more than just the spirit of adventure for the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsento hoist the Norwegian flag at the bottom of the world on December 14. Amundsen had earlier wanted to be the first man to the North Pole, American explorer Robert Pearly beat him to it, and so he settled for the South Pole.Amundsen also became the first person to fly over the North Pole in an aircraft.
  • The best way to move forward is to know where to trail the past and the above compilation is just but a snippet of what happened in the year 1911.

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1911: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1911?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1911 was the Year of the Pig.

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1911: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1911: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 1911 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie
world population

1911: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1911 were John, William and James for boys and Mary, Helen and Margaret for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1911: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1911 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • John
  • William
  • James
  • George
  • Robert
  • Joseph
  • Charles
  • Frank
  • Edward
  • Thomas

1911: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1911 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Dorothy
  • Ruth
  • Anna
  • Elizabeth
  • Mildred
  • Marie
  • Frances

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1911: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1911, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Mother Machree by John McCormack

1911: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1911 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Mother Machree by John McCormack
  2. Some of These Days by Sophie Tucker
  3. Liebesfreud (Old Vienna Waltz) by Fritz Kreisler
  4. For You Alone by Enrico Caruso
  5. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes by John McCormack
  6. Addio (Good-Bye) by Enrico Caruso
  7. Meditation from Thais by Fritz Kreisler
  8. Silver Bell by Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  9. From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water by Alma Gluck

1911: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1911 were:

A Doll's House

Release year: 1911

Directed by: George Schaefer


Release year: 1911

Directed by: George Nichols

Starring: Florence La Badie, Harry Benham, Anna Rosemond, Frank Hall Crane

A Tale of Two Cities

Release year: 1911

Directed by: William Humphrey

Starring: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney


Release year: 1911

Directed by: Philip G. Atwell

The Mummy

Release year: 1911

Directed by: Stephen Sommers


What happened in 1911?

Here's what happened in 1911:

  • Jan 1, 1911: Northern Territory is separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control.
  • Jan 2, 1911: Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000.
  • Jan 3, 1911: US postal savings bank inaugurated.
  • Jan 5, 1911: Portuguese expel Jesuits.
  • Jan 7, 1911: Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam.
  • Jan 10, 1911: Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified).
  • Jan 12, 1911: The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • Jan 13, 1911: Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay.
  • Jan 14, 1911: Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
  • Jan 16, 1911: Pandora becomes first two-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east.
  • Jan 17, 1911: Failed assassination attempt on premier Aristide Briand in French Assembly.
  • Jan 18, 1911: 1st shipboard landing of a plane
  • Jan 21, 1911: The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
  • Jan 26, 1911: Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • Jan 28, 1911: Frenchman Henri Rougier wins first Rally of Monte Carlo.
  • Jan 30, 1911: The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • Feb 5, 1911: Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam.
  • Feb 6, 1911: Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople / Istanbul Turkey
  • Feb 8, 1911: US helps overthrow President Miguel D�vila of Honduras.
  • Feb 18, 1911: The first official flight with airmail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
  • Feb 25, 1911: Opera Natoma, premieres in Philadelphia
  • Mar 3, 1911: First US federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri.
  • Mar 7, 1911: US sends 20,000 troops to Mexican border.
  • Mar 8, 1911: International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
  • Mar 13, 1911: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ontario), 7-4.
  • Mar 16, 1911: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ontario) 13-4.
  • Mar 18, 1911: North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law.
  • Mar 19, 1911: International Women's Day is celebrated for the first time. First Women's Day celebration took place in 1911, ''The Times of India'', 7 March 2011.
  • Mar 20, 1911: National Squah Tennis Association formed (New York City, New York).
  • Mar 25, 1911: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
  • Apr 2, 1911: The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census.
  • Apr 4, 1911: Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball Most Valuable Player.
  • Apr 5, 1911: Waldorf W Aster acquires the Daily Observer.
  • Apr 6, 1911: During the Battle of Deciq, Dede Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malesori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
  • Apr 8, 1911: Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
  • Apr 13, 1911: Polo Grounds grandstand and left field bleachers go up in flames.
  • Apr 15, 1911: Walter Johnson pitches a record tying four strike outs in an inning.
  • Apr 19, 1911: 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:21:39.6.
  • Apr 27, 1911: Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
  • Apr 30, 1911: Portugal approves woman suffrage.
  • May 8, 1911: Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa launches an attack against government troops in Ciudad Juarez without Madero's permission the government troops surrender on May 10.
  • May 9, 1911: Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland.
  • May 13, 1911: 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05.
  • May 15, 1911: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates.
  • May 16, 1911: Remains of a neanderthal man found in Jersey United Kingdom.
  • May 17, 1911: 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51.
  • May 18, 1911: President / Dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
  • May 19, 1911: Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
  • May 20, 1911: Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 minutes Notts versus Sussex.
  • May 21, 1911: Mexican President Porfirio Diaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero sign the Treaty of Ciudad Juarez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, and thus concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution.
  • May 22, 1911: Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row.
  • May 23, 1911: New York Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft.
  • May 24, 1911: Mexican Revolution: Government troops fire at anti-Diaz demonstrators in Mexico City, killing about 200 (officials claim only 40).
  • May 25, 1911: Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz signs his resignation and leaves for Veracruz on May 31 he leaves for exile in France.
  • May 26, 1911: 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
  • May 29, 1911: 1st running of Indianapolis 500
  • May 30, 1911: At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
  • May 31, 1911: The ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic is launched.
  • Jun 3, 1911: Come Josephine in My Flying Machine hits #1
  • Jun 5, 1911: Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • Jun 6, 1911: Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified).
  • Jun 7, 1911: Mexican Revolution: Francisco Madero arrives in Mexico City just after a local earthquake.
  • Jun 8, 1911: Belgium government of Schollaert falls
  • Jun 10, 1911: Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • Jun 11, 1911: UNIA founded by Garvey
  • Jun 15, 1911: Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
  • Jun 16, 1911: In Kilbourn, Wisconsin, USA a meteorite strikes a barn.
  • Jun 17, 1911: Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
  • Jun 20, 1911: NAACP incorporates (New York).
  • Jun 22, 1911: King George V of England crowned.
  • Jun 24, 1911: 17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago Golf Club - Illinois
  • Jun 26, 1911: Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph).
  • Jun 28, 1911: Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • Jun 29, 1911: Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Premier
  • Jun 30, 1911: Adolphe Messimy appointed French Minister of War
  • Jul 1, 1911: German boat Panther nears for Agadir Morocco
  • Jul 3, 1911: Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
  • Jul 4, 1911: Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 and ends a 40 game hit streak.
  • Jul 7, 1911: 28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: D Chambers beats D Boothby
  • Jul 8, 1911: Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
  • Jul 17, 1911: Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
  • Jul 20, 1911: Generals Henry Wilson / Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
  • Jul 24, 1911: Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, ''the Lost City of the Incas''.
  • Jul 29, 1911: Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits Saint Louis Browns, 5-0.
  • Jul 31, 1911: Hungarian education is only taught in German
  • Aug 1, 1911: Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
  • Aug 8, 1911: Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
  • Aug 10, 1911: Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords.
  • Aug 14, 1911: General Leconte appointed temporary President of Haiti
  • Aug 15, 1911: Procter and Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • Aug 19, 1911: New York Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
  • Aug 22, 1911: Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
  • Aug 23, 1911: British Premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
  • Aug 27, 1911: Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0.
  • Aug 28, 1911: 45.7 cm rainfall at St. George, Georgia
  • Aug 29, 1911: Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • Sep 1, 1911: M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km.
  • Sep 2, 1911: Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • Sep 3, 1911: 31st US Mens Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (64 64 62)
  • Sep 4, 1911: Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft).
  • Sep 7, 1911: French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
  • Sep 9, 1911: 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
  • Sep 17, 1911: 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hours 4 minutes
  • Sep 18, 1911: Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
  • Sep 19, 1911: Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights
  • Sep 22, 1911: Cy Young beats Pittsburgh 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 23, 1911: Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • Sep 25, 1911: Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Sep 29, 1911: Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sep 30, 1911: The Austin Dam breaks, wiping out the town of Austin, Pennsylvania, United States, killing 78.
  • Oct 1, 1911: United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
  • Oct 5, 1911: Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • Oct 6, 1911: Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
  • Oct 9, 1911: An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
  • Oct 10, 1911: The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • Oct 11, 1911: Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
  • Oct 16, 1911: Mexican Revolution: Felix Diaz, nephew of Porfirio Diaz, occupies the port of Veracruz as a sign of rebellion against Madero.
  • Oct 19, 1911: Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
  • Oct 20, 1911: Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St, New York City
  • Oct 21, 1911: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
  • Oct 23, 1911: First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
  • Oct 24, 1911: Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • Oct 26, 1911: Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • Oct 28, 1911: Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks ten singles in a game.
  • Oct 30, 1911: Clark Griffith is named manager of Washingston Senators
  • Nov 1, 1911: The first dropping of a bomb from an airplane in combat, during the Italo-Turkish War.
  • Nov 3, 1911: Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
  • Nov 4, 1911: Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
  • Nov 5, 1911: Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing first transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, New York, Sept 17).
  • Nov 6, 1911: Francisco Madeiro inaugurated President of Mexico.
  • Nov 10, 1911: Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corp
  • Nov 15, 1911: Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 and $10 gold coins
  • Nov 17, 1911: The Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the first African-American fraternity at an historically black college or university, is founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 19, 1911: New York receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
  • Nov 20, 1911: Gustav Mahlers Tie Song of the Erde premieres in Munich
  • Nov 23, 1911: Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco renamed Letterman General Hospital.
  • Nov 25, 1911: 3rd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • Nov 27, 1911: Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
  • Nov 28, 1911: Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
  • Dec 7, 1911: National Hockey Association forms with New Westminister, Vancouver and Victoria.
  • Dec 10, 1911: Calbraith Rogers completes first crossing of US by airplane (84 days).
  • Dec 12, 1911: Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
  • Dec 14, 1911: South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
  • Dec 18, 1911: Opening of first exhibition by Der Blaue Reiter group of painters, in Munich.
  • Dec 29, 1911: San Francisco Symphony is formed.
  • Dec 30, 1911: Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of the Republic of China
  • Dec 31, 1911: Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize.
  • Jan 3, 1911: A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.


What does the year 1911 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1911 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 12th year of the 20th century and the 1st year of the 1910s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1910 and precedes 1912.

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