On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1912

Historical Events


Sinking ShipThe Titanic Sinks

RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland

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The wreck of the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the ocean, photographed in 2004
The wreck of the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the ocean, photographed in 2004
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Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
  • Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist and conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), born in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
1912 Highlights

About April 14, 1912

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries