On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1916

Historical Events

  • Congress creates US Naval Reserve

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Transport ship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1,000 die
  • US Congress accepts Jones Act: Philippines independence

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Oskar Backlund, Swedish-Russian astronomer (planets/asteroids), dies at 64
1916 Highlights

About August 29, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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