On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1909

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 for back-to-back titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Butz, 18th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76), born in Albion, Indiana (d. 2008)
  • Lucy Kroll, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1996)
1909 Highlights

About July 3, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer