On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1912

Historical Events

  • Boston Braves MLB franchise owner James Gaffney buys the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston with a plan to construct a ball park there; ground breaking for Braves Field starts on March 20, 1915

Famous Birthdays

  • Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), born in Oakland, California (d. 1990)
  • Ken Willingham, English soccer right half (12 caps; Huddersfield Town), born in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, England (d. 1975)
  • Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  • Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
1912 Highlights

About December 1, 1912

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 108 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius