What Happened on March 29, 1912

Historical Events

  • 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard 4/1 co-favourite Jerry M

Event of Interest

Captain Robert Falcon Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanna Reitsch, German aviator and test pilot, born in Hirschberg, Silesia (d. 1979)
Born in 1912

Famous Deaths

Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)

British explorer and leader of the ill-fated south pole expedition, dies in Antarctica at 43

About March 29, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries