What Happened on April 15, 1912

Iceberg Sinks 'Unsinkable' Titanic

Historical Events

  • 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan in race record 2:21:18.2

The Titanic Sinks

RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band plays on, with the loss of between 1,490 and 1,635 people

Famous Birthdays

Kim Il-sungKim Il-sung (1912-1994)

Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), born in Mangyongdae, Japanese Korea

Famous Deaths

Edward SmithEdward Smith (1850-1912)

English naval captain of the RMS Titanic, dies when the ship sinks in the Atlantic Ocean aged 62

  • John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman & soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), dies aboard the Titanic at 47
  • William T. Stead, British newspaper editor (The Pall Mall Gazette), dies in the sinking of the Titanic at 62
1912 Highlights

About April 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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