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

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Schmid, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Balsthal, Switzerland (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Cyrill Kistler, German composer, educator, and music theorist, dies at 58
1907 Highlights

About January 1, 1907

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn