On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1912

Historical Events

  • US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMilton Friedman

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

Economist Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman

1912 Highlights

About July 31, 1912

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

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo