What Happened on April 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band plays on

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)
  • Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (b. 1850)
  • John Jacob Astor IV, billionaire (b. 1864)
  • William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)