16 Famous People Who Were Supposed to Be Aboard Titanic
Just before midnight on the night of April 15, 1912, the world’s most famous ship plowed sidelong into an iceberg and sank, sending 2,224 people into the icy black waters of the North Atlantic. Less than one-third of the ship’s passengers and crew would survive.
Here are 16 famous people who were grateful for missing that infamous voyage.
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We often hear the stories of those who perished the night Titanic sank, but we don’t always read the stories of those who were supposed to be on board but were spared by fate and good fortune. George Washington Vanderbilt II was the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of the Vanderbilt family railroad and industrial fortune. Vanderbilt had planned to travel on the Titanic with his wife, but received advice from a family member about the challenges that come with a maiden voyage on a ship of that size. The Vanderbilt’s followed the tip, canceled their trip, and possibly saved their own lives in the process.