On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1912

Historical Events

  • Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
  • V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games officially open Stockholm, Sweden; events conducted prior to the ceremony dating back to 5 May

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and author (Seven Years in Tibet), born in H├╝ttenberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2006)
1912 Highlights

About July 6, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer