On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn, 16 Fathoms Deep), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • Georges Franju, French director (Judex, L'homme sans visage), born in Foug√®res, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1987)
  • Harold Maguire, British air marshal, born in Kilkishen, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestClara Barton

Clara Barton, American nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, dies of tuberculosis at 90

Pioneering Nurse and Humanitarian Clara Barton
Pioneering Nurse and Humanitarian
Clara Barton

1912 Highlights

About April 12, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries