On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1907

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), born in Sheppey, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, born in Copenhagen (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • John Kerr, Scottish physicist and pioneer in the field of electro-optics (electro-visually Kerr-effect), dies at 82
1907 Highlights

About August 18, 1907

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo