On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1904

Historical Events


Olympic Games1st US Olympic Games

III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States

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Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
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  • Willie Anderson becomes the first 2-time Western Open golf champion, beating fellow Scot Alex Smith by 4 strokes at Michigan's Kent CC

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Calderone, American physician and founder (planned parenthood), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
1904 Highlights

About July 1, 1904

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer