On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
  • Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American industrialist and inventor (outboard marine engine), dies at 57