On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1922

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA

Famous Birthdays

  • George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), born in Avon, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • Rachel Robinson, American social activist and humanitarian (The Jackie Robinson Foundation), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, dies on 74th birthday