What Happened in October 1907

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

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Oct 1 A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 2 Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
  • Oct 5 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • Oct 5 Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • Oct 7 France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane
  • Oct 9 3rd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 12 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • Oct 16 Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
  • Oct 16 David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC

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Oct 17 Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Oct 19 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
  • Oct 22 Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
  • Oct 22 Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks
  • Oct 25 Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • Oct 27 The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • Oct 31 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Oct 1 Barbara Morrison, Weston-Super-Mare England, actress (Project Moonbase)
  • Oct 1 Oedoen Partos, composer
  • Oct 2 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist
  • Oct 2 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Oct 2 William Marshall, producer/director/actor/singer (Blackmail)
  • Oct 5 Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 Tutta Rolf, Norway, actress (Whalers)
  • Oct 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 8 Howard Joslin, GA, actor (Quebec, Detective Story)
  • Oct 9 Klaes Karppinen, Findland, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Oct 9 Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 12 Wolfgang Fortner, composer
  • Oct 13 Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • Oct 14 "Red" McKenzie, jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper) [or 1899]
  • Oct 14 Allan Jones, actor/singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 14 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter
  • Oct 14 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Oct 15 John "Cardinal" Dearden, US cardinal (1969-88)/archbishop of Detroit
  • Oct 15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • Oct 15 Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)
  • Oct 16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • Oct 18 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist
  • Oct 19 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • Oct 20 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • Oct 21 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • Oct 21 Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
  • Oct 22 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
  • Oct 22 Jimmy Foxx, baseball HR hitter (534, Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 26 Giovanni Salviucci, composer
  • Oct 26 Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)
  • Oct 27 Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)
  • Oct 27 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 28 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl)
  • Oct 28 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 29 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress (d. 1998)
  • Oct 30 Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
  • Oct 30 Renzo Cesana, TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Alfred Reisenauer, composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 4 Alfredo Kiel, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 8 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • Oct 9 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 20 Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
  • Oct 25 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer, dies at 72