On This Day

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, Greek-American director (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (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)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Lefebvre, dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft
1909 Highlights

About September 7, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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