On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Verdun, longest of World War I, officially ends in German defeat after nine months of fighting and almost 1 million total casualties

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBetty Grable

Betty Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1973)

Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable

1916 Highlights

About December 18, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius