On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1912

Historical Events

  • Steamers collide on the Nile, drowning 200

Famous Birthdays

  • Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi, assistant to Adolf Eichmann (convicted in absentia for crimes against humanity) born in Nádkút, Austria-Hungary (d. c. 2010)

Person of interestSonja Henie

Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), actress (My Lucky Star), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1969)

Figure Skater and Actress Sonja Henie
Figure Skater and Actress
Sonja Henie

1912 Highlights

About April 8, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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