On This Day

What Happened in October 1907

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Plaza Hotel at 5th Avenue & 59th Street opens in New York

Historic Event

Oct 1 A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt later calls on financier J. P. Morgan to help manage the financial crisis

  • Oct 5 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) plays first game; Montreal beats Toronto, 17-8 in Montreal
  • Oct 12 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Bennett Park for 4-0-1 series victory; Cubs' first Championship
  • Oct 16 Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
  • Oct 16 David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Oct 17 Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland

  • Oct 19 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)

Historic Event

Oct 22 Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus

  • Oct 22 Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks
  • Oct 25 Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • Oct 27 The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • Oct 31 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • Oct 1 Barbara Morrison, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • Oct 1 Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Oct 2 Alexander Robertus Todd, British organic chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Oct 5 Mrs. Miller [Elva Ruby Connes], American singer (A Lover's Concerto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 Tutta Rolf, Norwegian actress (Whalers), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 8 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), born in Georgia (d. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Klaes Karppinen, Finnish athlete, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic gold 1936), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1992)
  • Oct 9 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), born in La Pecq, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 9 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, born in London (d. 2001)
  • Oct 12 Wolfgang Fortner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Oct 13 Yves Allégret, French film director, born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France (d. 1987)
  • Oct 14 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Oct 14 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Oct 14 Pert Kelton, American actress (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 1968)
  • Oct 15 John Dearden, American cardinal (1969-88) and archbishop of Detroit, born in Valley Falls, Rhode Island (d. 1988)
  • Oct 15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • Oct 15 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", born in New York (d. 1967)
  • Oct 16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • Oct 18 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist
  • Oct 19 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • Oct 20 Arlene Francis, American actress and radio and television personality (What's My Line?), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Oct 21 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • Oct 22 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art

Jimmie Foxx

Oct 22 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)

  • Oct 26 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • Oct 27 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1991)
  • Oct 27 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles (d. 1966)
  • Oct 28 Lew Parker [Austin Lewis Jacobs], American actor (Are You with It?, That Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • Oct 28 John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1987)
  • Oct 29 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress, born in Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1998)
  • Oct 30 Albert Rice Leventhal, American publisher (Little Golden Books), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Oct 30 Renzo Cesana, Italian-American TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • Oct 30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (founded the journal Current Anthropology), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Oct 31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Alfred Reisenauer, German pianist and composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 4 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 8 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • Oct 9 Romualdo Marenco, Italian composer, chiefly of ballet music (Excelsior), and conductor, dies at 66
  • Oct 20 Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
  • Oct 21 Jules Chevalier, French Roman Catholic priest (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart), dies at 83
  • Oct 25 Edmund Hart Turpin, English composer, dies at 72