On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1912

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Falcon Scott

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRobert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott, British pole explorer, dies in Antarctica at 43

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Falcon Scott

1912 Highlights

About March 29, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries