On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1912

Historical Events

  • Percy Grainger's orchestral piece "Shepherd's Hey" premieres

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Hasselmans, Belgian-French harpist, composer (La Source), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1884-1912), dies at 67
1912 Highlights

About August 19, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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