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 film director (Judex; Les Yeux sans visage - Eyes Without A Face), born in Fougères, 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

Clara Barton

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

1912 Highlights

About April 12, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries