On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1912

Historical Events

  • Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJosé Ferrer

José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
1912 Highlights

About January 8, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn