On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1912

Historical Events

  • VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
  • Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • Gwydion Brooke [Holbrooke], British bassoonist (Royal Philharmonic, 1946-1961), born in Kentford, Suffolk, England (d. 2005)
  • Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cu-bop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), born in Havana, Cuba - NB: birth date and location disputed (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies
  • St. Nikolai of Japan, Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
1912 Highlights

About February 16, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius