On This Day

What Happened in March 1907

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal

1st Prime Minister of South Africa Louis Botha
1st Prime Minister of South Africa
Louis Botha
  • Mar 2 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 5 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • Mar 5 The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops
  • Mar 9 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 14 By Presidential order, Japanese laborers are excluded from entering the USA
  • Mar 15 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • Mar 16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 19 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
  • Mar 21 US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover
  • Mar 22 The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • Mar 22 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon
  • Mar 24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles, 6-5 but win on 2 game aggregate, 12-8
  • Mar 31 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), born in Rantoul, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 3 Aar van de Werfhorst [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • Mar 3 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • Mar 3 Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • Mar 4 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Mar 4 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Mar 5 Carroll Rosenbloom, American businessman and NFL team owner (Baltimore Colts, LA Rams), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • Mar 7 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, composer
  • Mar 8 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Mar 8 Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (1980-85), born in Sérrai, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • Mar 9 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, born in Dover, New Hampshire (d. 1992)
  • Mar 10 Robert de Roos, composer
  • Mar 11 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • Mar 11 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • Mar 11 Jessie Matthews, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Mar 11 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Labour)
  • Mar 12 (Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician
  • Mar 12 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), born in Southampton, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1986) [O.S. 02-28]
  • Mar 13 Albert Hughes Williams, historian (d. 1996)
  • Mar 13 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, born in Lisbon (d. 1995)
  • Mar 13 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • Mar 13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • Mar 13 Jack Holden, English long-distance runner (International Cross Country C'ship gold, individual 1933, 34, 35, 39; Empire Games marathon gold 1950), born in Bilston, England (d. 2004)
  • Mar 15 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Mar 15 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Wheaton, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Mar 15 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Mar 17 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • Mar 17 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • Mar 18 Betty Compton [Violet Halling Compton], British actress (Too Many Millions), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1944)
  • Mar 19 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy, composer
  • Mar 19 Kent Smith, American actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Mar 19 Marc Vaubourgoin, composer
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen, Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
  • Mar 22 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Mar 22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Daniel Bovet, Swiss pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • Mar 23 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • Mar 24 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • Mar 24 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • Mar 24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • Mar 24 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • Mar 24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 26 Leigh Harline, composer
  • Mar 26 Louis Saguer, composer
  • Mar 26 Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and freedom fighter, born in Farrukhabad, British India (d. 1987)
  • Mar 27 Mary Treen, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • Mar 27 Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), born in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1985)
  • Mar 28 Herb Hall, American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 Irving Paul Lazar, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Mar 29 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2006)
  • Mar 30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 31 Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 5 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • Mar 7 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 9 John Alexander Dowie, Scottish-American evangelist (founded the city of Zion, Illinois), dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Victoria Earle Matthews, American author and activist, dies at 45
  • Mar 11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • Mar 11 Jean Casimir-Périer, French politician (President of France 1894-95), dies at 59
  • Mar 18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American editor and writer (The Story of a Bad Boy), dies at 70
  • Mar 23 Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer and senator, dies at 79
  • Mar 28 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, Russian composer, dies at 65