On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1912

Historical Events

  • Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City
  • Tripolitan War: in continuing hostilities, Turkey closes the Dardanelles Straits after an Italian naval bombardment of the coastline

Famous Birthdays

  • Wendy Barrie, British-American TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), born in Hong Kong (d. 1978)
1912 Highlights

About April 18, 1912

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

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries