1907: On This Year


1907 (MCMVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1907th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1907 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1907 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1907, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1907, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1907, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1907, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1907.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1907 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1907 known for ?

  • Major political events in 1907 would set up major events for the coming years. In a continuation of the civil unrest in the Russian Empire, there was a massive protest of over 40,000 people in front of the State Duma (a legislative body in the latter days of the Russian Empire) that had to be disbursed.
  • The unrest would culminate in a total revolution in Russian politics and society, with the Empire coming to an end with the abdication of Czar Nicholas II ten years later, in 1917.
  • In another major political event, Britain, France, and Russia formed the Triple Entente in 1907. This agreement between these powers formed the basis for what would eventually be called the Allied Powers of World War I. In the meantime, the Entente balanced out their rivals in the Triple Alliance, which consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy (although Italy would eventually join the Allies in 1915).
  • There were some notable developments in film and theatre in 1907 as well. In film, Louis B. Mayer opened his first movie theatre, and would go on to open a large chain of theatres. Mayer would become so successful that he eventually went into the production side of the movie business, developing the production company that would become known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Also, the film titled, “L’ Enfant prodigue,” Europe’s first feature-length film, premiered in Paris this year.
  • In the field of theatre, George Cohan’s Talk of the Town opened in New York City, and George Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell premiered in London.
  • In addition to these events, there were some significant cultural events that occurred this year. In Seattle, Washington, the famous Pike Place Market was dedicated. It would become a tremendous seafood market and the home of the immensely popular coffee company, Starbucks. 1907 would be significant for Western culture and the development of the science of psychology, as Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud metfor the first time this year in Vienna.

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1907: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1907 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim


Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History


Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone



Goat chinese zodiac sign

1907: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1907?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1907 was the Year of the Goat.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Goat sign.

Nobel Prize

1907: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1907: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1907 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Louis Renault
world population

1907: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1907 were John, William and James for boys and Mary, Helen and Margaret for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1907: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1907 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • John
  • William
  • James
  • George
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • Joseph
  • Frank
  • Edward
  • Henry

1907: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1907 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Anna
  • Ruth
  • Dorothy
  • Elizabeth
  • Mildred
  • Alice
  • Marie

vinyl songs

1907: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1907, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Bluebell) by Harry Lauder

1907: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1907 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Bluebell) by Harry Lauder
  2. Maple Leaf Rag by Vess Ossman

1907: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1907 were:

Tom Sawyer

Release year: 1907

Directed by: Don Taylor


Release year: 1907

Directed by: Hoku Uchiyama

El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México

El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México

Release year: 1907

Directed by: Felipe de Jesús Haro

Starring: Felipe de Jesús Haro

Robbery Under Arms

Robbery Under Arms

Release year: 1907

Directed by: Charles MacMahon

Starring: Jim Gerald, George Merriman, Lance Vane, William Duff

Country: Australia

Komm du kleines Kohlenmädchen

Komm du kleines Kohlenmädchen

Release year: 1907


What happened in 1907?

Here's what happened in 1907:

  • Jan 1, 1907: President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in one day.
  • Jan 6, 1907: Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • Jan 12, 1907: Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal.
  • Jan 14, 1907: An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000 people.
  • Jan 15, 1907: 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee de Forest.
  • Jan 21, 1907: Kenora Thistles sweep Montana Wanderers in two for the Stanley Cup.
  • Jan 25, 1907: Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters
  • Jan 26, 1907: The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use.
  • Feb 7, 1907: The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • Feb 11, 1907: Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
  • Feb 13, 1907: English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested.
  • Feb 21, 1907: SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Netherlands (142 dead).
  • Feb 25, 1907: US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic.
  • Feb 26, 1907: Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP).
  • Mar 2, 1907: General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal.
  • Mar 15, 1907: Finland is first European country to give women the right to vote.
  • Mar 19, 1907: 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch Nevada (state record).
  • Mar 21, 1907: US invades Honduras.
  • Mar 22, 1907: The first taxicabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
  • Mar 24, 1907: The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • Mar 25, 1907: Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • Apr 11, 1907: New York Giants Roger Bresnahan becomes first catcher to wear shin guards.
  • Apr 12, 1907: Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns.
  • Apr 17, 1907: Ellis Island, New York - 11,745 immigrants arrive
  • Apr 18, 1907: Fairmont Hotel opens.
  • Apr 19, 1907: 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24.
  • Apr 24, 1907: Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  • Apr 30, 1907: Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • May 1, 1907: Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Netherlands-Indies).
  • May 2, 1907: Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian Government.
  • May 6, 1907: 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6.
  • May 7, 1907: Charles Collier wins first Isle of Man TT Race (38.22 mph).
  • May 11, 1907: Bank of SF incorporated
  • May 21, 1907: 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4.
  • May 22, 1907: Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex versus Somerset.
  • May 23, 1907: The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • May 26, 1907: Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits New York Highlanders, 8-1 in five inning game.
  • May 28, 1907: Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • May 30, 1907: 41st Belmont Stakes: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins.
  • Jun 4, 1907: Automatic washer and dryer introduced
  • Jun 5, 1907: Automatic washer and dryer are introduced
  • Jun 11, 1907: Northants all out for 12 vs. Gloucestershire
  • Jun 12, 1907: Yanks commit 11 errors and lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • Jun 14, 1907: Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • Jun 15, 1907: 44 nations meet in second Hague Peace Conference.
  • Jun 21, 1907: E W Scripps founded United Press
  • Jun 22, 1907: The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • Jun 26, 1907: Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
  • Jun 28, 1907: Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • Jul 3, 1907: Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • Jul 4, 1907: Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 8, 1907: Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
  • Jul 18, 1907: French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 21, 1907: The SS ''Columbia'' sinks after colliding with the lumber schooner ''San Pedro'' off Shelter Cove, California, U.S.A., resulting in 88 deaths.
  • Jul 23, 1907: 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • Jul 25, 1907: Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • Jul 29, 1907: 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • Aug 1, 1907: Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
  • Aug 2, 1907: Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington and loses 3-2 to Detroit
  • Aug 7, 1907: Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
  • Aug 9, 1907: The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • Aug 10, 1907: Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Peking to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally.
  • Aug 13, 1907: 1st taxicab (NYC)
  • Aug 14, 1907: Ha-Tikva adopted as official Zionist hymn
  • Aug 15, 1907: Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, the first African-American Orthodox priest, "Priest-Apostolic" to America and the West Indies.
  • Aug 16, 1907: Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself Sultan of Morocco
  • Aug 17, 1907: Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
  • Aug 22, 1907: Colin Buchanan, town planner
  • Aug 26, 1907: Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds
  • Aug 28, 1907: United Parcel Service (UPS) is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • Aug 29, 1907: The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • Aug 31, 1907: Britain and Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia and Tibet
  • Sep 7, 1907: Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • Sep 8, 1907: Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • Sep 12, 1907: Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • Sep 13, 1907: Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Foot Ball
  • Sep 19, 1907: Frank A. Leach becomes US Mint director.
  • Sep 23, 1907: Proclamation sets fineness and weight of silver and bronze coins of Canada
  • Sep 26, 1907: New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • Sep 29, 1907: Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.
  • Sep 30, 1907: Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice and Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs. Boston)
  • Oct 1, 1907: Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
  • Oct 5, 1907: Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays first game (Montreal 17 Toronto 8).
  • Oct 9, 1907: Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • Oct 12, 1907: Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • Oct 16, 1907: Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St, New York City
  • Oct 17, 1907: Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
  • Oct 18, 1907: Hague Convention revised by (second) Hague Peace Conference (effective 26 January 1910).
  • Oct 19, 1907: 1st printing of Dutch Tribune
  • Oct 22, 1907: Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus
  • Oct 25, 1907: Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • Oct 27, 1907: Černová tragedy: Fifteen people are shot during the consecration of a Catholic church in Hungary.
  • Nov 2, 1907: Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
  • Nov 7, 1907: Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
  • Nov 9, 1907: Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • Nov 13, 1907: French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter
  • Nov 16, 1907: Oklahoma becomes 46th US state.
  • Nov 28, 1907: In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • Nov 30, 1907: Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle.
  • Dec 2, 1907: Tommy Burns knocks out Gunner Moir in 10 to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
  • Dec 3, 1907: George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in New York City, New York.
  • Dec 6, 1907: A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers.
  • Dec 7, 1907: In Bellefontaine, Ohio, USA, a falling meteorite starts a fire, destroying a house.
  • Dec 8, 1907: King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • Dec 9, 1907: Gustav Mahler departs Vienna.
  • Dec 10, 1907: Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel Prize for literature.
  • Dec 11, 1907: The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • Dec 13, 1907: George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut versus Australia Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Dec 14, 1907: The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
  • Dec 16, 1907: The U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet is launched from Hampton Roads, Virginia, on an around-the-world voyage.
  • Dec 17, 1907: Ugyen Wangchuck became first hereditary king of Bhutan.
  • Dec 19, 1907: Gas explosion at Jacobs Creek Pa, coal mine kills 239
  • Dec 20, 1907: Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91.
  • Dec 21, 1907: Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget.
  • Dec 31, 1907: G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
  • Jan 7, 1907: A workers riot in Rio Blanco, Veracruz leaves many people dead and injured while demanding better working conditions.


What does the year 1907 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1907 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 8th year of the 20th century and the 7th year of the 1900s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1906 and precedes 1908.

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