On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1907

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Morrison, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)
1907 Highlights

About October 1, 1907

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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