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)
  • Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
1912 Highlights

About August 21, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo