On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1912

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), dies at 58
1912 Highlights

About March 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces