What Happened in July 1912

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
  • Jul 4 Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
  • Jul 4 Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 6 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
  • Jul 8 G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
  • Jul 8 Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats Charlotte Cooper (6-3 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 8 36th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)
  • Jul 10 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
  • Jul 12 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US-"Queen Elizabeth"-NYC
  • Jul 14 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • Jul 15 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
  • Jul 16 Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
  • Jul 17 IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
  • Jul 18 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • Jul 19 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
  • Jul 20 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
  • Jul 22 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
  • Jul 22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • Jul 25 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
  • Jul 28 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • Jul 31 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
  • Jul 1 David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
  • Jul 1 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer
  • Jul 1 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 3 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
  • Jul 4 Virginia Graham, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 4 Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
  • Jul 6 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 7 Tiny Alma, [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • Jul 8 Jacques Stehman, composer
  • Jul 10 Francis Showering, brewer
  • Jul 12 Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer
  • Jul 14 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, folk singer (This Land Is Your Land)
  • Jul 14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 16 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • Jul 18 Harry Levin, literary Scholar
  • Jul 18 Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
  • Jul 18 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
  • Jul 19 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
  • Jul 20 Andrew Long, Scottish author (Blue Book of Fairy Tales)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
  • Jul 20 John Dacie, hematologist
  • Jul 20 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • Jul 20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • Jul 23 Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
  • Jul 26 Derek Riches, diplomat
  • Jul 27 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • Jul 27 Igor Markevitch, Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu)
  • Jul 27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer (d. 1996)
  • Jul 31 Bill Brown, cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's)
  • Jul 31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 31 Milton Friedman, economist (Nobel 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • Jul 17 J-Henri Poincaré, French mine engineer/mathematician, dies at 58
  • Jul 30 Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60