On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1907

Historical Events

  • An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Richter, British neuroscientist (learning & memory), born in bath, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl von Perfall, German composer, dies at 82
  • Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
1907 Highlights

About January 14, 1907

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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