On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1903

Historical Events

  • Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAmy Johnson

Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

Aviator Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
  • Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
1903 Highlights

About July 1, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 118 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer