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 defense

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 silent and sound screen child actor, first to portray Tarzan on film (as Young Tarzan in "Tarzan of the Apes" (1918)), assistant director, and film producer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic, born in Manhattan (d. 1996)
Born in 1907

About July 4, 1907

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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