What Happened in July 1912

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 record 19 game win-streak (started April 11)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Jul 4 Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
  • Jul 4 Jack Johnson beats "Fireman" Jim Flynn by disqualification in 9 in Las Vegas to retain world heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 6 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 American athlete Jim Thorpe wins 4 of 5 events to win the Pentathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jul 8 G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
  • Jul 8 Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe wins her first and only title beating Charlotte Cooper 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding makes it 3 straight Wimbledon singles crowns beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
  • Jul 10 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
  • Jul 12 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US - "Queen Elizabeth" in NYC
  • Jul 14 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • Jul 15 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
  • Jul 15 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982
  • Jul 16 Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
  • Jul 17 IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
  • Jul 18 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • Jul 19 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town
  • Jul 20 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
  • Jul 22 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
  • Jul 22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • Jul 25 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
  • Jul 28 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • Jul 31 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
  • Jul 1 David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
  • Jul 1 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 3 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
  • Jul 4 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jul 4 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), born in Roubaix, Nord, France (d. 1991)
  • Jul 6 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 7 Tiny Alma, [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • Jul 8 Jacques Stehman, composer
  • Jul 10 Francis Showering, English brewer, born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer (This Land Is Your Land), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1967)
  • Jul 14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 16 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • Jul 18 Harry Levin, American literary scholar, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • Jul 18 Henry Louis Miller, American Rear Admiral (WW II-Pacific), born in Fairbanks, Alaska (d. 1993)
  • Jul 18 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, born in Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne, France (d. 1950)
  • Jul 19 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, born in Chinde, Portuguese East Africa (b. 1997)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
  • Jul 20 John Dacie, hematologist
  • Jul 20 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • Jul 20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • Jul 23 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
  • Jul 27 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • Jul 27 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • Jul 31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMilton Friedman

Jul 31 Milton Friedman, American economist (Nobel Prize Economics 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • Jul 15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • Jul 17 J-Henri Poincaré, French mine engineer/mathematician, dies at 58
  • Jul 20 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), dies at 68
  • Jul 30 Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60