On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1907

Historical Events

  • Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Schmid, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Cyrill Kistler, German composer, dies at 58
1907 Highlights

About January 1, 1907

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn