On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Joan Lindsay, Australian author (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia (d. 1984)
  • Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1960)
  • Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, born in London (d. 1980)
1896 Highlights

About November 16, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio