On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • Liam Dunn, American actor (Koska & his Family), born in New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

Percival Lowell

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

1916 Highlights

About November 12, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio