What Happened in March 1907

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
  • Mar 2 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 5 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • Mar 5 The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
  • Mar 9 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 14 By Presidential order, Japanese laborers are excluded from entering the USA
  • Mar 15 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • Mar 16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 19 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
  • Mar 21 US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover
  • Mar 22 The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • Mar 22 69th Grand National: Tom Coulthwaite aboard Alf Newey wins
  • Mar 24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • Mar 31 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Lois Moran, Pitts, actress (Mom-Waterfront)
  • Mar 3 Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • Mar 3 Canada Lee, American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 3 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • Mar 4 Edgar Barrier, NY, actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered)
  • Mar 4 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
  • Mar 7 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, composer
  • Mar 8 Charles Boost, movie critic
  • Mar 8 Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)
  • Mar 9 Henry Leland Clarke, composer
  • Mar 10 Robert de Roos, composer
  • Mar 11 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • Mar 11 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • Mar 11 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England
  • Mar 11 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
  • Mar 12 (Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician
  • Mar 12 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
  • Mar 12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Mircea Eliade, religious historian (Le Yoga) [O.S. 02-28]
  • Mar 13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian
  • Mar 13 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
  • Mar 13 Frank Wilcox, DeSoto Mo, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies)
  • Mar 13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • Mar 15 Jimmy McPartland, jazz trumpeteer/actor (Magic Horn)
  • Mar 15 Paul Maxey, Wheaton Ill, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice)
  • Mar 15 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • Mar 17 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • Mar 17 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • Mar 18 Eleanor L "Betty" Compton, US actress (Here Comes Trouble)
  • Mar 19 Cor Treslem, [Cornelis L Melsert], actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
  • Mar 19 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy, composer
  • Mar 19 Kent Smith, American actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Marc Vaubourgoin, composer
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen, Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
  • Mar 22 James Gavin, US, 82nd Airborne Div General (Sicily/Normandy)
  • Mar 22 Paul J Steenbergen, Neth, actor (Ciske Rat)/founder (Hague's Comedy)
  • Mar 22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • Mar 23 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • Mar 24 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • Mar 24 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • Mar 24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • Mar 24 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • Mar 24 Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
  • Mar 24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 26 Leigh Harline, composer
  • Mar 26 Louis Saguer, composer
  • Mar 27 Mary Treen, actress (Emily-Willy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 28 Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • Mar 28 "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
  • Mar 29 "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Mar 30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 31 Eddie Quillan, actor (Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 5 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • Mar 7 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • Mar 11 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • Mar 18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • Mar 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • Mar 23 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • Mar 28 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer, dies at 65