On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1912

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

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)