On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1916

Historical Events

  • America's first board certified doctors are named by the American Board of Ophthalmology following an examination at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestShirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson, American writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

1916 Highlights

About December 14, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius