On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1907

Historical Events

  • A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot
  • Bank of San Francisco incorporated

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)
  • Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • John Albert Delany, Australian composer, dies at 54
1907 Highlights

About May 11, 1907

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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