What Happened in September 1907

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • Sep 7 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • Sep 12 Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • Sep 13 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball
  • Sep 20 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • Sep 23 Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • Sep 25 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • Sep 26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • Sep 29 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • Sep 30 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • Sep 1 Walter Reuther, labor leader/president (UAW & CIO)
  • Sep 3 Andrew Brewin, Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
  • Sep 3 Loren Eiseley, professor of Anthropology (Animal Secrets)
  • Sep 4 Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
  • Sep 4 Maurice Ashley, historian
  • Sep 5 Sunnyland Albert Luandrew Slim, blues pianist
  • Sep 6 Elizabeth Morna MacTaggart Ferrars, crime writer
  • Sep 6 John A Kelly, US marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991)
  • Sep 7 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, composer
  • Sep 8 Buck O'Neil, Old Negro League Baseball player
  • Sep 8 Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 8 Leon Askin, actor (Pierre-Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 8 Sid Tomack, actor (Life of Riley)
  • Sep 9 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • Sep 9 Pinky Tomlin, Eureka Springs Ark, singer/actor (Tip-Waterfront)
  • Sep 10 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • Sep 12 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe)
  • Sep 12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)
  • Sep 13 Victor Reinganum, artist
  • Sep 14 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico
  • Sep 14 Cecil Brown, news correspondent (CBS)
  • Sep 15 Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress (King Kong)
  • Sep 15 Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day)
  • Sep 17 Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
  • Sep 17 Helen Vinson, TX, actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only)
  • Sep 17 Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
  • Sep 18 Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
  • Sep 19 Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)
  • Sep 21 Helen Foster Snow, writer
  • Sep 21 Lloyd Gough, actor (Mike Axford-Green Hornet)
  • Sep 22 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • Sep 23 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • Sep 23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 23 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • Sep 24 Pierre Moulaert, composer
  • Sep 25 Jan Felderhof, composer
  • Sep 25 Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
  • Sep 26 Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR
  • Sep 26 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)
  • Sep 26 Ralph Michael, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • Sep 27 Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Sep 28 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Sep 28 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Sep 28 Ida Turay, Budapest, actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye)
  • Sep 28 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • Sep 28 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • Sep 29 Gene Autry, Tioga Tx, cowpoke/singer/actor/owner (California Angels)
  • Sep 29 Michael Shepley, Plymouth England, actor (Dick & the Duchess)
  • Sep 29 Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
  • Sep 30 Arnold Elston, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • Sep 7 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • Sep 9 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • Sep 17 Ignaz Brull, Moravian-born composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 28 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81