Historical Events In 1916
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Oct 30 On this day in history silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70
Oct 31 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden in the year 1916.
Oct 31 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Nov 01 Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government on this day in history.
Nov 02 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France on this day in history.
Nov 03 Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar on this day in history.
Nov 03 On this day in history treaty establishes British suzerainty over Qatar
Nov 04 The birth of Walter Cronkite, Legendary US TV reporter on this day in history.
Nov 04 Walter Cronkite, St Joseph Mo, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81) in the year 1916.
Nov 05 Emperor Wilhelm II & French Jozef I establishes kingdom of Poland on this day in history.
Nov 05 Len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II) on this day in history.
Nov 06 Ray Conniff, Attleboro Mass, chorus director (Ray Conniff Singers) on this day in history.
Nov 07 On this day in history grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns czar of uprising
Nov 07 Joe Bushkin, NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes) on this day in history.
Nov 07 In the year 1916 woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President
Nov 08 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons) in the year 1916.
Nov 08 HMS Zulu, a Tribal Class Royal Navy destroyer. Disabled by a mine in the Dover Straits which destroyed the after part of the ship. The fore part of HMS Zulu and the aft part of HMS Nubian were salvaged and later joined together to form HMS Zubian. This ship went on to acquire battle honours, to be sold later in 1919 in the year 1916.
Nov 10 On this day in history billy May, Pitts Pa, orch leader (Milton Berle Show)
Nov 11 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman on this day in history.
Nov 12 In the year 1916 jean Papineau-Couture, composer
Nov 13 On this day in history battle of the Somme ends, with a cost of 60,000 Allied lives
Nov 13 On this day in history british offensive at Ancre Belgium
Nov 13 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1916.
Nov 13 In the year 1916 jack Elam, Miami AZ, actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo)
Nov 14 Sherwood Schwartz, Passaic NJ, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is) on this day in history.
Nov 15 In the year 1916 dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados
Nov 16 Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound) on this day in history.
Nov 16 Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Nov 17 Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi) in the year 1916.
Nov 18 On this day in history gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe
Nov 18 James L Lyons, jazz promoter on this day in history.
Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers) on this day in history.
Nov 20 On this day in history ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter
Nov 21 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama) in the year 1916.