On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1916

Historical Events

  • World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto

Famous Birthdays

  • Reginald Murley, British surgeon (President of the Royal College of Surgeons) (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), and teacher, dies at 48
1916 Highlights

About August 2, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo