What Happened on December 2, 1916

Historical Events

  • National Baseball Commission orders that injured players get full pay for duration of their contracts; injury clause previously let clubs suspend players after 15 days' pay

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Ventura, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Bop for the people), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • John Bentley, British actor (African Patrol, Crossroads), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Paolo Tosti, Italian composer, dies at 69
1916 Highlights

About December 2, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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