On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4, first time world heavyweight title won on a foul

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Donald Byrne, American chess player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver, born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1993)
  • Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 50s), born in Mosman, Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies