There are rough estimates regarding how many passengers were on board based on the ship’s manifest, but people traveled under fake names and from many different places. This made it impossible to know for sure.
Captain Edward John Smith cancelled a lifeboat drill that was scheduled that day. Nobody knows the reason why.
Most passengers in first and second class barely felt the initial impact and went back to what they were doing.
Millvina Dean died in 2009. She lived to be 97 years old.
The ship’s baker, Charles Joughin, survived two hours in the water before being rescued. He claims all of the whiskey he drank that evening kept him warm enough to make it in the freezing cold water.