What Happened on September 7, 1909

Historical Events

  • Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy

Famous Birthdays

  • Elia Kazan [Elias Kazantzoglou], Greek-American Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen director (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront; East of Eden), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey) (d. 2003)
  • Jo Juda, Dutch musician (1st concertmaster of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1985)
  • Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, Czech-Russian lyric soprano, born in Kyiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1995)
Born in 1909

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Lefebvre, French aviator pioneer (1st stunt pilot and 1st pilot to die flying a plane), dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft at 30
1909 Highlights

About September 7, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo