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/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker

1912 Highlights

About April 20, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus