On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1916

Historical Events

  • Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
  • Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies
  • Willie Smith, Scottish golfer (US Open 1899), dies of pneumonia at 40
1916 Highlights

About December 26, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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