) was a common year starting on Tuesday
(link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar
(or a common year starting on Monday
of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar
Events of 1907
January - February
- The British steamship Pengwern founders in the North Sea: crew and 24 men lost.
- The Prinz Waldemar, Hamburg-American line, runs aground at Kingston, Jamaica, after an earthquake; three lives lost.
- January 1 - Daniel J. Tobin becomes president of the Teamsters, beginning a 45-year presidency
- January 6 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome (Casa dei Bambini in San Lorenzo).
- January 14 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
- January 14 - The Pyongyang Revival takes place.
- January 23 - Charles Curtis from Kansas becomes the first Native American US Senator.
- February 11 - The French warship Jean Bart sinks off the coast of Morocco.
- February 7- The "Mud March", the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), takes place in London.
- February 12 - The steamship Larchmont collides with the Harry Hamilton in Long Island Sound; 183 lives lost.
- February 21 - English mail steamship Berlin wrecked off the Hook of Holland; 142 lives lost.
- February 24 - The Austrian Lloyd steamship Imperatrix, from Trieste to Bombay, is wrecked on Cape of Crete and sinks; 137 lives lost.
March - April
- Steamship Congo sunk at mouth of Ems river by German steamship Nerissa; 7 lives lost.
- The French warship Jena is blown up at Toulon; 120 lives lost.
- 1907 Romanian Peasants' Revolt.
- March 5 - The new State Duma is opened in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
- March 15 - 16 - First parliamentary elections in Finland, the first elections in the world with woman candidates as well as the first elections in Europe where universal suffrage is applied.
- March 18 - First and only train robbery in Sweden (as of 2004)
- March 22 - The first taxicabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
- April - The April 1907 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine displays the cover price "One Dollar a Year" (under title).
- April 1 - Hurlstone Agricultural High School is founded.
- April 7 - HersheyPark opens in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
- April 11 - At Porto Cortez, Honduras, the only war vessel of Honduras, the gunboat Ta Tumbla, steams into the harbor flying the American flag and surrenders with a white flag, when the Nicaraguan gunboat San Jacinto steams out to meet her.
- April 18 - The USS Kansas (BB-21), a Connecticut-class battleship, is commissioned.
May - June
July - August
September - October
- September 1 - Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is opened in Washington
- September 7 - Maiden voyage of new passenger liner RMS Lusitania from Liverpool England to New York City.
- September 22 - The transatlantic passenger ship Princess Yolanda sinks during its launch.
- September 26 - New Zealand and Newfoundland become dominions.
- October - A committee of the Delegation for the Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language, made up of academics including Otto Jespersen, Wilhelm Ostwald and Roland Eotvos meet in Paris to select a language for international use. The committee ultimately decides to reform Esperanto.
- October 17 - Guglielmo Marconi initiated commercial transatlantic radio communications between his high power longwave wireless telegraphy stations in Clifden Ireland and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
- October 24 - A major American financial crisis is averted when J. P. Morgan, E. H. Harriman, James Stillman, Henry Clay Frick, and other Wall Street financiers create a $25,000,000 pool to invest in the shares on the plunging New York Stock Exchange, ending the bank panic of 1907.
- October 27 - The Černová tragedy. Fifteen people are shot during the consecration of the Catholic church in Slovakia.
- The first non-profit school in California is created, Polytechnic School.
November - December
- January 12 - Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
- January 20 - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
- January 22 - Dixie Dean, English football phenomenon (d. 1980)
- January 23 - Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- February 1 - Günter Eich, German writer (d. 1972)
- February 12 - Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
- February 13 - Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
- February 15
- February 17 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
- February 18 - Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (d. 2008)
- February 21 - W. H. Auden, English poet (d. 1973)
- February 22
- February 27 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
- March 8 - Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician (d. 1998)
- March 9 - Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian of religions and writer (d. 1986)
- March 12
- March 15 - Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
- March 18 - John Zachary Young, English biologist (d. 1997)
- March 22 - Lucia dos Santos, Potuguese nun and visionary (d. 2005)
- March 23 - Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1992)
- March 29 - "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
- March 30 - Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
- April 1 - Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji, Indian born social reformer
- April 11 - Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
- April 12 - Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
- April 13 - Harold Stassen, American politician (d. 2001)
- April 15 - Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ornithologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1988)
- April 18 - Bert Hazell, British Labour Member of Parliament
- April 23 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975)
- April 24 - William Sargant, British psychiatrist (d. 1988)
- April 29
- May 1 - Oliver Hill, Civil Rights Attorney (d. 2007)
- May 2 - Pinky Lee, American comedian (d. 1993)
- May 9 - Baldur von Schirach, Nazi official (d. 1974)
- May 11 - Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
- May 12 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
- May 13 - Dame Daphne du Maurier, English author (d. 1989)
- May 14
- May 22
- May 25 - U Nu, Burmese politician (d. 1995)
- May 26
- May 30
- June 14
- June 19 - Clarence Wiseman, Salvation Army general (d. 1985)
- June 23 - James Meade, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- June 25 - J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laurete (d. 1973)
- June 28 Franciszka Themerson, Polish, later British, artist and film-maker (d. 1989)
- July 6 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (d. 1954)
- July 7 - Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author (d. 1988)
- July 16
- July 19 - Paul Magloire, President of Haiti (d. 2001)
- July 22 - Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
- July 27
- August 2 - Mary Hamman, American writer and editor, modern living editor LIFE and editor in chief Bride & Home (d. 1984)
- August 7 - Albert Kotin, American abstract expressionist painter (d. 1980)
- August 8 - Benny Carter, American musician (d. 2003)
- August 12 - Joe Besser, American comedian (d. 1988)
- August 13 - Viscount William Waldorf Astor, British politician (d. 1966)
- August 21 - Hy Zaret, American lyricist and composer (d. 2007)
- August 31 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)
- September 2 - Evelyn Hooker, psychologist (d. 1996)
- September 3 - Loren Eiseley, Nebraska author, USA (d. 1977)
- September 4 - Frances Griffiths, Cottingley Fairies girl (d. 1986)
- September 12
- September 15
- September 18
- September 23 - Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Pretender to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
- September 26 - Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
- September 27 - Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and writer (d. 2003)
- September 29
- October 2
- October 4 - Run Run Shaw, Hong Kong media mogul
- October 5 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
- October 6 - Francisco Gabilondo Soler, (d. 1990)
- October 9 - Lord Hailsham, British politician (d. 2001)
- October 15 - Varian Fry, American journalist and rescuer (d. 1967)
- October 19 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
- October 22 - Jimmie Foxx, baseball player (d. 1967)
- October 28 - John Harold Hewitt, Irish poet (d. 1987)
- October 30 - Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
- November 10 - John Moore, British author (d. 1967)
- November 14
- November 15, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat and military officer (d. 1944)
- November 16 - Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)
- November 18 - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
- November 26 - Ruth Patrick, American botanist
- November 27 - L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
- November 28 - Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (d. 1990)
- November 30 - Jacques Barzun, French born historian
- December 10 - Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
- December 12 - Roy Douglas, British composer
- December 15 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect
- December 19 - Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-born boxer (d. 2004)
- December 22 - Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (d. 1991)
- December 23 - James Roosevelt, American businessman and politician (d. 1991)
- December 25 - Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
- December 27 - Johann Wilhelm Trollmann, German boxer (d. 1943)
- date unknown
- probable - Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
January - June
- January 14 - Hermann Iseke, doctor (b. 1856)
- January 31 - Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
- February 2 - Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (b. 1834)
- February 16
- February 20 - Henri Moissan, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
- February 26 - C. W. Alcock, English footballer, journalist, and football promoter (b. 1842)
- March 10 - George Douglas-Pennant, 2nd Baron Penrhyn, industrialist (b. 1836)
- March 11 - Jean Casimir-Perier, President of France (b. 1847)
- March 19 - Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and novelist (b. 1836)
- March 23 - Konstantin Pobedonostsev, statesman (b. 1827)
- April 23 - Alferd Packer, cannibal (b. 1842)
- May 12 - Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (b. 1848)
- May 26 - Ida Saxton McKinley, former U.S. First Lady & widow of President William McKinley (b. 1847)
- June 6 - J. A. Chatwin, architect (b. 1830)
- June 25 - John Hall, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1824)
July - December
- July 13 - Heinrich Kreutz, astronomer (b. 1854)
- August - Dinqinesh Mercha, empress consort of Ethiopia (b. 1815)
- August 15 - Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (b. 1831)
- August 16 - James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
- August 25 - Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, British poet and novelist (b. 1861)
- August 30 - Ilia Chavchavadze, Georgian writer and saint of the Georgian Orthodox Church (b. 1837)
- September 4 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)
- September 6 - Sully Prudhomme, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1839)
- September 9 - Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
- September 19 - Jakobus Morenga, Namibian rebel leader (b. c. 1875)
- November 16 - Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)
- November 28 - Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish writer, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
- December 8 - King Oscar II of Sweden (b. 1829)
- December 15 - Carola of Vasa, queen consort of Saxony (b. 1833)
- December 17 - Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist and engineer (b. 1824)
- December 21 - Klara Hitler, mother of Adolf Hitler (b. 1860)
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