On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1912

Historical Events

  • Francis Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of University of British Columbia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), born in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • Man Singh II, Maharajah of Jaipur State, born in Rajuptana Agency (d. 1970)
  • Toe Blake, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1935 Montreal Maroons; 1944, 46 Montreal Canadiens) and coach (Stanley Cup 1956-60, 1965-66, 68 Montreal Canadiens), born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
1912 Highlights

About August 21, 1912

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

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