What Happened on April 16, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to fly across English Channel
  • Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)
  • Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)