On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
  • Udom Patpongsiri, property developer

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
1916 Highlights

About December 16, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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