On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1907

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship
  • E W Scripps founded United Press
  • US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alec Ross of Scotland posts 4 sub-80 rounds to win his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls

Famous Birthdays

  • William Shea, American lawyer (instrumental in NY Mets establishment; Shea Stadium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Lena Rice, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), dies of tuberculosis at 41