On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Richter, Austrian-Hungarian composer, dies at 73
  • Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and granddaughter of George III, dies at 94
1916 Highlights

About December 5, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius