On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1912

Historical Events

  • US Open Men's Golf, CC of Buffalo: John McDermott successfully defends title by 2 strokes from Tom McNamara

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Bela Szigeti, Hungarian theoretical physicist, born in Budapest (d. 1996)
  • Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and UN statistician, born in Križ, Moslavania, Croatia (d. 2001)
1912 Highlights

About August 2, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo