On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
  • Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPercival Lowell

Percival Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) and founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, dies of a stroke at 61

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Percival Lowell

1916 Highlights

About November 12, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio