On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1916

Historical Events

  • US Department of Interior forms National Park Service

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2008)
1916 Highlights

About August 25, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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