On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1912

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")

Jazz Singer and Silent Actor Al Jolson
Jazz Singer and Silent Actor
Al Jolson

Famous Birthdays

  • Isador Caplan, British lawyer and Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, born in Blackpool, England (d. 1995)
1912 Highlights

About April 17, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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