On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Suzy Delair, French actress (The Murderer Lives at Number 21; Utopia; White Paws), and singer, born in Paris, France (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Ball, African American chemist (developed treatment for leprosy), dies at 24
  • Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76
1916 Highlights

About December 31, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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