What Happened in September 1907

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

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 7 Ocean liner RMS Lusitania begins her maiden voyage sailing from Liverpool to New York City
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • 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 13 Lusitania arrives in New York City after record 5 day crossing of Atlantic
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox no-hits Brooklyn Superbas, 2-1 at Exposition Park, Pittsburgh
  • Sep 23 Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada

Music Premiere

Sep 25 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premiere given by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society, conducted by the composer

  • 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, British 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 Buck Leonard, American Baseball HOF first baseman (Negro League World Series 1943, 44, 48 Homestead Grays; 13 x NL All Star), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1997)
  • 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 11 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1936)
  • 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, American TV host (Queen for a Day), born in Hampton, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • Sep 17 Desmond Heap, British lawyer and authority on British planning law, born in Burnley, Lancashire (d. 1998)
  • Sep 17 Helen Vinson, American actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Warren E. Burger, 15th Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 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 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 23 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • 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 (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)

Bhagat Singh

Sep 28 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

  • Sep 28 Glen "Turk" Edwards, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Mold, Washington (d. 1973)
  • Sep 28 Heikki Savolainen, Finnish pommel horse gymnast (Olympic medalist, 1928-52, including gold, 1948), and medical doctor, born in Joensuu, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Sep 28 Ida Turay, Hungarian actress (Deryne; Ida Regenye), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Sep 29 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again"; "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), born 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, American newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC), born in Artesian, South Dakota (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Arnold Elston, American composer, and educator, born in New York (d. 1971)
  • Sep 30 Harry Bluestone, British-American jazz and session violinist, bandleader, and music publisher, born in London, England (d. 1992)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • Sep 7 Sully Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, first Nobel Prize for Literature 1901), dies at 68
  • Sep 9 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • Sep 17 Ignaz Brull, Moravian-born pianist and composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 28 Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81