What Happened on August 29, 1916

Historical Events

  • Congress creates US Naval Reserve

Event of Interest

General Paul von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff

  • Transport ship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1,000 die
  • US Congress accepts Jones Act: Philippines independence
1916 History

Famous Birthdays

  • George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
Born in 1916

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Oskar Backlund, Swedish-Russian astronomer (planets/asteroids), dies at 64

About August 29, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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