1909 in the United States

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1909
in
the United States

Decades:
See also:

Events from the year 1909 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

William Howard Taft, President from March 4

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

January 1: Lakeview Gusher
February 24: Hudson founded

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway first season poster

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • January 1 – Dana Andrews, film actor (died 1992)
  • January 2 – Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona from 1953 to 1965 and from 1969 to 1987 (died 1998)
  • January 2 (or 4) – J. R. Simplot, businessman, founded the Simplot Company (died 2008)<re>Hiram M. Drache (2001). Creating Abundance: Visionary Entrepreneurs of Agriculture. Interstate Publishers. ISBN 978-0-8134-3208-3.</ref>
  • January 5 – Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (died 1994)
  • February 11
  • January 30 – Saul Alinsky, community organizer (died 1972)
  • February 9 – Dean Rusk, politician (died 1994)
  • February 18 – Warren Elliot Henry, African American physicist (died 2001)
  • February 24 – August Derleth, writer and anthologist (died 1971)
  • March 4 – Harry Helmsley, real estate entrepreneur (died 1997)
  • March 24 – Clyde Barrow, outlaw (died 1934)
  • April 13 – Eudora Welty, fiction writer (died 2001)
  • May 7 – Edwin H. Land, camera inventor (died 1991)
  • May 15 – J. Caleb Boggs, U.S. Senator from Delaware from 1961 to 1973 (died 1993)
  • May 27 – Dolores Hope, born Dolores L. DeFina, singer and philanthropist (died 2011)
  • May 30 – Benny Goodman, jazz clarinetist and bandleader (died 1986)
  • June 3 – Ira D. Wallach, businessman and philanthropist (died 2007)
  • June 12 – Archie Bleyer, song arranger and bandleader (died 1989)
  • June 14 – Burl Ives, folk singer (died 1995 in the United States)
  • July 29 – Chester Himes, fiction writer (died 1984)
  • August 1 – Sibyl M. Rock, mathematician (died 1981)
  • August 10 – Leo Fender, guitar inventor and manufacturer (died 1991)
  • September 28 – Al Capp, cartoonist (died 1979)
  • October 1 – Everett Sloane, character actor (died 1965)
  • October 13 – Herblock, editorial cartoonist (died 2001)
  • November 18 – Johnny Mercer, songwriter (died 1976)
  • November 20 – Alan Bible, U.S. Senator from Nevada from 1954 to 1974 (died 1988)
  • November 27 – James Agee, writer (died 1955)
  • December 9 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., film actor (died 2000)
  • December 14 – Edward Lawrie Tatum, geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1975)

Deaths[edit]

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