On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1930

Historical Events

  • German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4 rounds in NYC for vacant NBA, NYSAC, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles; first time title won on a foul

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 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 cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]), born in 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
1930 Highlights

About June 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini