On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1912

Historical Events

  • IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Goetz Berlin, newlywed bride of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever contracted during their Havana honeymoon at 20
  • Henri PoincarĂ©, French mathematician (PoincarĂ© conjecture), dies at 58
1912 Highlights

About July 17, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 110 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

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