On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1912

Historical Events

  • Tennessee University is established (as the Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes), in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • (Albert) "Bertie" King, Jamaican jazz and mento clarinetist, saxophone player, arranger, and bandleader (Casa Blanca Orchestra; Jamaican Broadcasting Orchestra), born in Panama (d. 1981)
  • Don Gutteridge, American MLB baseball infielder,1938-48 (St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis Browns, and 2 other teams), and manager, 1969-70 (Chicago White Sox), born in Pittsburg, Kansas (d. 2008)
  • Jerry Jerome, American jazz and big band tenor saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • Virginia MacWatters, American broadway and operatic soprano, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
1912 Highlights

About June 19, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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