On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1917

Historical Events

  • Bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th St NYC (Demolished 1982)
  • Domenico Scarlatti & Jeab Cocteaus ballet premieres in Rome

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Forrest [Fogel], American big band pop and swing singer (Artie Shaw; Benny Goodman; Harry James), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), born in Jamnagar, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1978)
1917 Highlights

About April 12, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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