On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1911

Historical Events

Historic Event

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Alberts, Dutch writer and journalist (French battle), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1998)
  • Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1928), born in Riverdale, Illinois (d. 1999)
1911 Highlights

About August 23, 1911

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo