What Happened on January 7, 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom - "Cat On The Keys"), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 1944)
  • Charles Addams, American artist and cartoonist (New Yorker, The Addams Family) known for darkly humorous and macabre characters, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Günter Wand, German conductor (Cologne Opera and Gürzenich Orchestra, 1948-74; NDR Symphony, 1982-90), and composer, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university, dies at 71
1912 Highlights

About January 7, 1912

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 111 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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