What Happened in September 1907

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • Sep 7 Adolph Sutro's ornate Cliff House in San Francisco destroyed by fire
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • Sep 13 Lusitania arrives in New York City after record 5 day crossing of Atlantic
  • Sep 13 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)
  • Sep 20 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • Sep 23 Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • Sep 25 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • Sep 26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire
  • Sep 29 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
  • Sep 30 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • Sep 1 Walter P. Reuther, American labor leader and President of the UAW & CIO, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Sep 3 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer and MP for Greenwood, born in Brighton, England (d. 1983)
  • Sep 3 Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist and natural science writer (The Unexpected Universe), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1977)
  • Sep 4 Leo Castelli, Italian-American art dealer, born in Trieste, Austrian Littoral, Austria-Hungary (d. 1999)
  • Sep 4 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener) (d. 1994)
  • Sep 5 Sunnyland Slim [Albert Luandrew], American blues pianist, born in Vance, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Elizabeth Ferrars, British crime writer, born in Yangon, Myanmar (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Sep 7 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, born in İzmir, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)
  • Sep 8 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • Sep 9 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • Sep 9 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • Sep 10 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • Sep 12 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress and writer (Drei Tage Liebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1987)
  • Sep 12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Sep 13 Victor Reinganum, English artist and illustrator, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 A. Cecil Snyder, American lawyer and Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1959)
  • Sep 14 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Sep 15 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Sep 15 Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day)
  • Sep 17 Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
  • Sep 17 Helen Vinson, American actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
  • Sep 18 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), born in Redondo Beach, California (d. 1991)
  • Sep 19 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 21 Helen Foster Snow, American journalist (reported from China in the 1930s), born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 1997)
  • Sep 21 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Sep 22 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • Sep 23 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • Sep 23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 23 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • Sep 23 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1978)
  • Sep 24 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • Sep 25 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, born in Busum, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Sep 26 Anthony Blunt, British art historian and spy for USSR, born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (d. 1983)
  • Sep 26 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Sep 26 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 Bernard Miles, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 1991)

Person of interestBhagat Singh

Sep 27 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Sep 28 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Sep 28 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 28 Ida Turay, Hungarian actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Sep 28 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • Sep 28 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • Sep 29 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Michael Shepley, British actor (Squibs, Dick & the Duchess), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1961)
  • Sep 29 Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
  • Sep 30 Arnold Elston, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • Sep 7 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • Sep 9 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • Sep 17 Ignaz Brull, Moravian-born composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 28 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81