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1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar).
- 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 23 - Charles Curtis from Kansas, becomes the first Native American US Senator.
- March 5 - The new Duma is opened in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators had to be dispersed by Russian troops.
- March 18 - Train robbery in Sweden (first and only as of 2004)
- March 22 - The first cabs with taxi meters began operating in London.
- June 1 - Colin Blythe takes 17 wickets for 48 runs against Northamptonshire at Northampton in one day. It is the best analysis ever recorded for a county cricket match (or for a single day's bowling), and not bettered in first-class cricket until 1956.
- June 5 - BAPS Swaminarayan religion established.
- June 11 - George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
- July 6 - Guardians of Irish Crown Jewels notice that they have been stolen
- July 25 - Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
- August 1-9 - Baden-Powell leads the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, England.
- August 31 - Formation of the Anglo-Russian Entente.
- November 16 - Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory become Oklahoma and are admitted as the 46th U.S. state.
- The Diamond Sutra of 868, a Buddhist scripture later dated as earliest example of block printing, is discovered in the Mogao Caves.
- The triode thermionic amplifier invented by Lee DeForest, starting the development of electronics as a practical technology.
- The Autochrome Lumière is the first color photography process marketed.
- Herero Wars end
- French warship Jena explodes - 117 dead
- First parliamentary elections in the Philippines
- Adlon Hotel finished in Berlin
- The Moine Thrust Belt in Scotland becomes the first thrust belt to be discovered in the world.
- The first non-profit school in California is created, Polytechnic School.
- The Lockport Powerhouse is built.
- January 3 - Ray Milland, Welsh actor (d. 1986)
- January 20 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
- January 20 - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
- January 23 - Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- February 1 - Günter Eich, German writer (d. 1972)
- February 15 - Jean Langlais, French composer and organist (d. 1991)
- February 15 - Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)
- February 17 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
- February 21 - W. H. Auden, English poet (d. 1973)
- February 22 - Sheldon Leonard, American actor, writer, director, and producer (d. 1997)
- February 22 - Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
- February 27 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
- March 13 - Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Braganca, claimant to the Portuguese throne (d. 1995)
- March 8 - Constantine Caramanlis, Greek politician (d. 1998)
- March 15 - Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
- March 22 - Lucia dos Santos, Spanish nun and visionary (d. 2005)
- April 12 - Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
- April 13 - Harold Stassen, American politician (d. 2001)
- April 23 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975)
- April 24 - William Sargant, British psychiatrist (d. 1988)
- April 29 - Tino Rossi, French singer (d. 1983)
- April 29 - Fred Zinnemann, Austrian director (d. 1997)
- 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 - Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 1974)
- May 22 - Hergé, Belgian comics author (d. 1983)
- May 22 - Sir Laurence Olivier, English actor and director (d. 1989)
- May 26 - John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)
- May 26 - Rachel Carson, American environmental writer (d. 1964)
- May 30 - Elly Beinhorn, German pilot
- June 14 - René Char, French poet (d. 1988)
- June 23 - James Meade, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- June 25 - J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laurete (d. 1973)
- July 6 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (d. 1954)
- July 7 - Robert Heinlein, American science fiction author (d. 1988)
- 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)
- September 12 - Spud Chandler, baseball player (d. 1990)
- September 15 - Fay Wray, Canadian-born actress (d. 2004)
- September 18 - Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
- September 18 - Edwin McMillan, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
- September 27 - Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and writer (d. 2003)
- September 29 - Gene Autry, American actor (d. 1998)
- October 2 - Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize luarete (d. 1997)
- October 5 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
- 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)
- November 14 - Howard W. Hunter, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1995)
- November 14 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children's writer (d. 2002)
- November 14 - William Steig, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
- November 16 - Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)
- November 18 - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
- November 28 - Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (d. 1990)
- December 10 - Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
- December 19 - Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-born boxer (d. 2004)
- December 22 - Dame Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (d. 1991)
- December 23 - James Roosevelt, American businessman and politician (d. 1991)
- December 27 - Johann Wilhelm Trollmann, German boxer (d. 1943)
- Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (d. 1973)
- Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
- Zhang Chongren, Chinese artist (d. 1998)
- January 31 - Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
- February 2 - Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (b. 1834)
- February 16 - Giosue Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)
- February 16 - Clémentine of Orléans, daughter of King Louis-Philippe of France (b. 1817)
- 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 19 - Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and novelist (b. 1836)
- May 12 - Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (b. 1848)
- August 15 - Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (b. 1831)
- August 16 - James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
- September 4 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)
- September 6 - Sully Prudhomme, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1829)
- 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 17 - Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist and engineer (b. 1824)
- Physics - Albert Abraham Michelson
- Chemistry - Eduard Buchner
- Medicine - Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran
- Literature - Rudyard Kipling
- Peace - Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Louis Renault
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