On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1912

Historical Events

  • Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleveland Indians 6-5

Famous Birthdays

  • David Townsend, English cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935), born in Norton, County Durham (d. 1997)
  • Ed Jones, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, born in Yorkville, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Frederick Craig Riddle, British violist, born in Liverpool (d. 1995)
  • Soewarsih Djojopoespito, Indonesian writer (Toe the Line), born in Bogor, Indonesia (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBram Stoker

Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
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Bram Stoker
1912 Highlights

About April 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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