Each year on April 15th, National Titanic Remembrance Day is dedicated to the memory of the lives lost when the Titanic sank into the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912. We remember the more than 1,500 people who died that day.
Known as the “the unsinkable ship,” the Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912, on her maiden voyage from England to New York City. Later, in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, on April 15, the Titanic sank. Those who perished did so mainly due to an insufficient number of lifeboats onboard the ship.
There have been a few movies made about this subject, too, most recently Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TitanicRemembranceDay
Learn more about the Titanic’s history. Read about the building of the Titanic and follow its timeline. Discover the survivors’ stories. Watch a documentary, movie or take a virtual tour of the ship.
- A Night to Remember by Walter Lord
- Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines
- Waking the Titanic (2012) directed by Francis Delany
- Secrets of the Titanic (1986) by National Geographic
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NATIONAL TITANIC REMEMBRANCE DAY HISTORY
The day commemorates the date of the Titanic’s sinking in honor of those who lost their lives aboard the Titanic in 1912. While each year since its sinking, memorial events dedicated to remembering the tragic loss, no one person or entity has proclaimed the observance.