On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday

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