April 15, 1912 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), born in Mangyongdae, Japanese Korea (d. 1994)

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)

Deaths in History

  • Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (b. 1850)
  • John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman and soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), dies aboard the Titanic at 47
  • William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)