On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1899

Historical Events

  • Italian football club A.C. Milan founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club by Englishmen Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin (disputed possibly 13 Dec)

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Walter Bailey, philologist

Person of interestNoël Coward

Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, born in London (d. 1973)

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

1899 Highlights

About December 16, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius