What Happened on August 10, 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Herman Strategier, Dutch organist, conductor, and composer (Rembrandt Cantata; Shadow Out of Time), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Ivo Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA), Mayor of Amsterdam (1967-77), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1967)
  • Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval), born near Itabuna, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • Richard Reeves, American character actor (The Adventures of Superman; Date With an Angel), born in Queens, NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Romain Maes, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1935), born in Zerkegem, Belgium (d. 1983)
Born in 1912

Famous Weddings

Virginia Woolf

British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf [nee Stephen] (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

1912 Highlights

About August 10, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo