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 cricket batsman (3 Tests, HS 36; Durham CCC), born in Norton-on-Tees, England (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)
Born in 1912

Famous Deaths

Bram StokerBram Stoker (1847-1912)

Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), dies at 64

  • H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer associated with 27 deaths, dies at 64

About April 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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