On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1907

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Norman Brookes becomes the first non-Englishman and left-hander to win Wimbledon beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-2, 6-2


Famous Birthdays

  • Elliott Sullivan, American actor (The Persuaders!, Fury Below, Sergeant), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Gordon Griffith, American actor (first actor to portray Tarzan on film) and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic, born in Manhattan (d. 1996)
1907 Highlights

About July 4, 1907

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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