On This Day

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)
  • G√ľnter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
1912 Highlights

About January 7, 1912

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn