On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1912

Historical Events

  • Brookyln Superbas Baseball Club President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of 4.5 acres of land to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 23,000; Ebbets Field opens in 1913

Sports History

International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Christchurch, NZ: Norman Brookes & Alfred Dunlop beat Americans Maurice McLoughlin & Beals Wright 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4; Australasia unassailable 3-0 lead; win 4-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Ameller, composer
  • Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
1912 Highlights

About January 2, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn