Dow Jones Industrial Average History

Global Financial Data provides a complete history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average back to 1885. The Dow index was first calculated in 1884, and records of the Dow Jones indices go back to 1885. Charles Dow published his initial market average on July 3rd, 1884 in the "Customer's Afternoon Letter". Below is a list of the stocks that have made up the Dow Jones Industrial Average at different points in time from 1885 to 2001.

The first group of stocks included 9 railroad stocks and 2 industrial stocks and was published on July 3, 1884

Chicago & Northwestern
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Lake Shore
Louisville & Nashville
Missouri Pacific
New York Central
Northern Pacific preferred
Pacific Mail Steamship
St. Paul Union Pacific
Western Union


A list of 12 railroads and two industrials was published on February 16, 1885

Central Pacific
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul
Chicago & North Western
Delaware & Hudson Canal
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Lake Shore Railroad
Louisville & Nashville
Missouri Pacific
New York Central
Northern Pacific preferred
Pacific Mail Steamship
Union Pacific
Western Union


On January 2, 1886, the above list was replaced by an Average of 12 stocks, 10 of which were railroads and two of which were industrials.

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Chicago & North Western
Delaware & Hudson Canal
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Lake Shore Railroad
Louisville & Nashville
Missouri Pacific
New York Central
Northern Pacific preferred
Pacific Mail Steamship
Union Pacific
Western Union


On April 9, 1894, three new stocks were added and three were deleted.

American Sugar
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Chicago & North Western
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Delaware & Hudson Canal
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Louisville & Nashville
Missouri Pacific
Northern Pacific preferred
Union Pacific
Western Union Telegraph


On May 26, 1896, Charles Dow introduced the first index that was devoted exclusively to Industrial Stocks. The is the first Dow Jones Industrial list:

American Cotton Oil
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
Distilling and Cattle Feeding
General Electric
Laclede Gas
North American
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber


August 26, 1896

American Cotton Oil
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
American Spirits Manufacturing (formerly Distilling and Cattle Feeding)
General Electric
Laclede Gas
U.S. Cordage preferred
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber


October 19, 1896

American Cotton Oil
American Spirits Manufacturing
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
General Electric
Laclede Gas
National Lead
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Cordage preferred
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber


November 10, 1896

American Cotton Oil
American Spirits Manufacturing
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
General Electric
Laclede Gas
National Lead
Pacific Mail Steamship (replaces U.S. Rubber)
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Cordage preferred
U.S. Leather preferred


December 23, 1896

American Cotton Oil
American Spirits Manufacturing
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
General Electric
Laclede Gas
National Lead
Pacific Mail Steamship
Standard Rope & Twine (replaced U.S. Cordage preferred)
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred


March 24, 1898

American Cotton Oil
American Spirits Manufacturing
American Sugar
American Tobacco
General Electric
Laclede Gas
National Lead
Pacific Mail Steamship
People's Gas (replaces Chicago Gas)
Standard Rope & Twine
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred


September 1898

American Cotton Oil
American Spirits Manufacturing
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Laclede Gas
National Lead
Pacific Mail Steamship
People's Gas
Standard Rope & Twine
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber (replaces General Electric)


April 21, 1899

American Cotton Oil
American Steel & Wire
American Sugar
Continental Tobacco
Federal Steel
General Electric
National Lead
Pacific Mail Steamship
People's Gas
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber


April 1, 1901

Amalgamated Copper
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
Continental Tobacco
International Paper preferred
National Lead
People's Gas
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


July 1, 1901

Amalgamated Copper
American Car & Foundry
American Sugar
Colorado Fuel & Iron
National Lead
People's Gas
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather preferred
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


April 1, 1905

Amalgamated Copper
American Car & Foundry
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
Colorado Fuel & Iron
National Lead
People's Gas
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Rubber first preferred (replaces U.S. Leather preferred)
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


November 7, 1907

Amalgamated Copper
American Car & Foundry
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
Colorado Fuel & Iron
General Electric (replaces Tennessee Coal and Iron)
National Lead
People's Gas
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Rubber first preferred
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


May 12, 1912

Amalgamated Copper
American Car & Foundry
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
Central Leather (replaces Colorado Fuel and Iron)
General Electric
National Lead
People's Gas
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Rubber first preferred
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


March 16, 1915

Amalgamated Copper
American Car & Foundry
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
Central Leather
General Electric
General Motors (replaces U.S. Rubber first preferred)
National Lead
People's Gas
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


July 29, 1915

American Car & Foundry
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
Anaconda Copper (replaces Amalgamated Copper)
Central Leather
General Electric
General Motors
National Lead
People's Gas
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel preferred


On October 4, 1916, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was revised. The new index included only common stocks, and the number of stocks was expanded from 12 stocks to 20 stocks. The series was calculated back to December 12, 1914 when the New York Stock Exchange reopened after closing at the beginning of World War I.

October 4, 1916

American Beet Sugar
American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting & Refining
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
Anaconda Copper
Baldwin Locomotive
Central Leather
General Electric
Goodrich
Republic Iron & Steel
Studebaker
Texas Company
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Utah Copper
Western Union
Westinghouse


March 1, 1920

American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
Anaconda Copper
Baldwin Locomotive
Central Leather
Corn Products (replaces American Beet Sugar)
General Electric
Goodrich
Republic Iron & Steel
Studebaker
Texas Company
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Utah Copper
Western Union
Westinghouse


January 22, 1924

American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco
Anaconda Copper
Baldwin Locomotive
Du Pont
General Electric
Mack Trucks
Republic Iron & Steel
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Studebaker
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Utah Copper
Western Union
Westinghouse


February 6, 1924

American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone and Telegraph
American Tobacco
Anaconda Copper
Baldwin Locomotive
Du Pont
General Electric
Mack Trucks
Republic Iron & Steel
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Standard Oil of California (replaces Utah Copper)
Studebaker
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Western Union
Westinghouse


May 12, 1924

American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone and Telegraph
American Tobacco
Anaconda Copper
Baldwin Locomotive
Du Pont
General Electric
Mack Trucks
Sears Roebuck and Co.
Standard Oil of California
Studebaker non - par (replaces old Studebaker stock)
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Western Union
Westinghouse
Woolworth (replaces Republic Iron and Steel)


August 31, 1925

American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco
General Electric
General Motors
International Harvester
Kennecott
Mack Trucks
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Texas Company
U.S. Realty
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Western Union
Westinghouse
Woolworth


December 7, 1925

Allied Chemical
American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco
General Electric
General Motors
International Harvester
Kennecott
Mack Trucks
Paramount Famous Lasky
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Texas Company
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Western Union
Woolworth


December 31, 1925

Allied Chemical
American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco
General Electric
General Motors
International Harvester
Mack Trucks
Paramount Famous Lasky
Remington Typewriter
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Texas Company
U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Western Union
Woolworth


March 16, 1927

Allied Chemical
American Can
American Car & Foundry
American Locomotive
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco
General Electric
General Motors
International Harvester
Mack Trucks
Paramount Famous Lasky
Sears Roebuck & Co.
Texas Company
United Drug (replaces Remington Typewriter)

U.S. Rubber
U.S. Steel
Western Union
Woolworth


On October 1, 1928, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was expanded to include 30 stocks. A divisor was introduced to adjust for the effect of stock splits, stock distributions, and stock substitutions on the Average.

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Atlantic Refining
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
General Electric
General Motors
General Railway Signal
Goodrich
International Harvester
International Nickel
Mack Trucks
Nash Motors
North American
Paramount Publix
Postum, Inc
Radio Corporation
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Texas Gulf Sulphur
Union Carbide
U.S. Steel
Victor Talking Machine
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth
Wright Aeronautical


January 8, 1929

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Atlantic Refining
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
General Electric
General Motors
General Railway Signal
Goodrich
International Harvester
International Nickel
Mack Trucks
Nash Motors
National Cash Register (replaces Victor Talking Machine)
North American
Paramount Publix
Postum, Inc
Radio Corporation
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Texas Gulf Sulphur
Union Carbide
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth
Wright Aeronautical


The list was revised in September 1929, and the stocks listed below are the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average when the market crashed on October 29th, 1929.

September 14, 1929

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Atlantic Refining
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Curtiss-Wright (replaces Wright Aeronautical)
General Electric
General Foods (formerly Postum Inc.)
General Motors
General Railway Signal
Goodrich
International Harvester
International Nickel
Mack Trucks
Nash Motors
National Cash Register
North American
Paramount Publix
Radio Corporation
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Texas Gulf Sulphur
Union Carbide
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


January 29, 1930

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Atlantic Refining
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Curtiss-Wright
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
General Railway Signal
Goodrich
International Harvester
International Nickel
Johns-Manville (replaces North American)
Mack Trucks
Nash Motors
National Cash Register
Paramount Publix
Radio Corporation
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Texas Gulf Sulphur
Union Carbide
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


July 1930

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
Bethlehem Steel
Borden (replaces American Sugar)
Chrysler
Eastman Kodak (replaces American Tobacco B)
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear (replaces Atlantic Refining)
Hudson Motor (replaces Curtiss-Wright)
International Harvester
International Nickel
Johns-Manville
Liggett & Myers (replaces General Railway Signal)
Mack Trucks
National Cash Register
Paramount Publix
Radio Corporation
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California (replaces Goodrich)
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Texas Gulf Sulphur
Union Carbide
United Air Transport (replaces Nash Motors)
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


May 26, 1932

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Tobacco B (replaces Liggett & Myers)
Bethlehem Steel
Borden
Chrysler
Coca Cola (replaces Hudson Motor)
Drug Inc. (replaces Mack Trucks)
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines (replaces National Cash Register)
International Harvester
International Nickel
International Shoe (replaces Texas Gulf Sulphur)
Johns-Manville
Loew's (replaces Paramount Publix)
Nash Motors (replaces Radio Corp.)
Procter & Gamble (replaces United Air Transport)
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


August 15, 1933

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Borden
Chrysler
Coca Cola
Corn Products Refining (replaces Drug Inc.)
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines
International Harvester
International Nickel
Johns-Manville
Loew's
Nash Motors
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide

United Aircraft (replaces International Shoe)
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth

 


August 13, 1933

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Borden
Chrysler
Coca Cola
Corn Products Refining (replaces Drug Inc.)
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines
International Harvester
International Nickel
Johns-Manville
Loew's
Nash Motors
National Distillers (replaces United Aircraft)
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide

United Aircraft (replaces International Shoe)
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


November 20, 1935

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Corn Products Refining
Du Pont (replaces Borden)
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines
International Harvester
International Nickel
Johns-Manville
Loew's
Nash Motors (renamed Nash Kelvinator on January 8, 1937)
National Distillers

National Steel (replaces Coca Cola)
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


March 14, 1939

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Telephone & Telegraph (replaces International Business Machine)
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Corn Products Refining
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Harvester
International Nickel
Johns-Manville
Loew's
National Distillers
National Steel
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
United Aircraft (replaces Nash Kelvinator)
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


July 3, 1956

Allied Chemical
Allied Can
American Smelting
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Corn Products Refining
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Harvester
International Nickel
International Paper (replaces Loew's Inc.)
Johns-Manville
National Distillers
National Steel
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
United Aircraft
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


June 1, 1959

Allied Chemical
Aluminum Company Of America (replaces National Steel)
American Can
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco
Anaconda (replaces American Smelting)
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Harvester
International Nickel (name changed to Inco on April 21, 1976)
International Paper
Johns-Manville
Owen's-Illinois Glass (replaces National Distillers)
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil (N.J.) (name changed to Exxon on November 1, 1972)
Swift & Co. (replaces Corn Products, name changed to Esmark on May 30, 1973)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
United Aircraft (name changed to United Technologies on May 1, 1975)
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


August 9, 1976

Allied Chemical
Aluminum Company Of America
American Can
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Chrysler
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Esmark
Exxon
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Harvester
Inco
International Paper
Johns-Manville
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (replaces Anaconda)
Owen's-Illinois Glass
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
United Technologies
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


June 29, 1979

Allied Chemical
Aluminum Company Of America
American Can
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines (replaces Chrysler)
International Harvester
Inco
International Paper
Johns-Manville
Merck (replaces Esmark)
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Owen's-Illinois Glass
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
United Aircraft
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


August 30, 1982

Allied Chemical (renamed Allied-Signal Inc. on September 19, 1985)
Aluminum Company Of America
American Can

American Express Co. (replaces Manville Corp.)
American Telephone & Telegraph
American Tobacco B.
Bethlehem Steel
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon
General Electric
General Foods
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines 
International Harvester
Inco
International Paper
Merck
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Owen's-Illinois Glass
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Standard Oil of California (renamed Chevron on July 2, 1984)
Texas Corporation
Union Carbide
United Aircraft
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


October 30, 1985

Allied-Signal Inc.
Aluminum Company Of America
American Can
American Express
American Telephone & Telegraph
Bethlehem Steel
Chevron Corporation
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon
General Electric
General Motors
Goodyear
Inco
International Business Machines
International Harvester (renamed Navistar International Corp. on February 20, 1986)
International Paper
McDonald's Corporation (replaces American Brands Inc.)
Merck & Company
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Owen's-Illinois
Philip Morris Companies (replaces General Foods Corp.)
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Texaco
Union Carbide
United Technologies
U.S. Steel (renamed USX Corp. on July 8, 1986)
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


March 12, 1987

Allied-Signal Inc.
Aluminum Company Of America
American Can (name changed to Primerica Corp. on April 29, 1987. Primerica Corp. merged into Commercial Credit Group Inc., which adopted the Primerica Corporation's name, on December 16, 1988)
American Express
American Telephone & Telegraph
Bethlehem Steel

Boeing Co. (replaces Inco Ltd.)
Chevron Corporation

Coca-Cola Co. (replaces Owens-Illinois Inc.)
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon
General Electric
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines
International Paper
McDonald's Corporation
Merck & Company
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing

Navistar International Corp.
Philip Morris Companies
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Texaco
Union Carbide
United Technologies
USX Corporation
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


May 6, 1991

American Telephone and Telegraph (renamed AT&T Corp. on April 20, 1994)
Allied-Signal (name changed to AlliedSignal Inc. on April 26, 1993)
Alcoa
American Express
Bethlehem Steel
Boeing
Caterpillar Inc. (replaces Navistar International Corp.)
Chevron Corporation
Coca Cola
Walt Disney Co. (replaces USX Corporation)
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon
General Electric
General Motors
Goodyear
International Business Machines
International Paper
McDonald's Corporation
Merck & Company
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Morgan J. P. (replaces Primerica Corp.)
Philip Morris Companies
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Texaco
Union Carbide
United Technologies
Westinghouse Electric
Woolworth


March 1997

AT&T
Allied-Signal
Aluminum Company of America (name changed to Alcoa, Inc. on January 4, 1999)
American Express
Boeing
Caterpillar
Chevron Corporation
Coca Cola
Disney
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon
General Electric
General Motors
Goodyear
Hewlett Packard
International Business Machines
International Paper
Johnson & Johnson
McDonald's Corporation
Merck & Company
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Morgan J. P.
Philip Morris Companies
Procter & Gamble
Sears Roebuck & Co
Travelers Group (name changed to Citigroup Inc. on October 18, 1998)
Union Carbide
United Technologies
Wal-Mart Stores (replaces Woolworth)


November 1, 1999

The most recent change in the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurred on November 1, 1999. Here is the current list of the Dow Jones Industrial Average:

AT&T
Alcoa
American Express
Boeing
Caterpillar
Citigroup
Coca Cola
Disney
Du Pont
Eastman Kodak
Exxon (name changed to Exxon Mobil Corp. on December 1, 1999)
General Electric
General Motors
Hewlett Packard
Home Depot (replaces Sears, Roebuck and Co.)
Honeywell International Inc. (name changed to Allied Signal Inc. on December 2, 1999 after merging with Honeywell International)
Intel Corporation
International Business Machines
International Paper
Johnson & Johnson
McDonald's Corporation
Merck & Company
Microsoft Corporation
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
Morgan J. P. (name changed J. P. Morgan Chase and Co. on January 2, 2001 after merging with Chase Manhattan Corp.)
Philip Morris Companies
Procter & Gamble
SBC Communications
United Technologies
Wal-Mart Stores