On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1912

Historical Events

  • Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to fly across English Channel
  • Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
1912 Highlights

About April 16, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries