On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1916

Famous Birthdays

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 2020)

  • Merrill Ellis, American classical and experimental music composer, and performer (Kaleidoscope; Mutations), born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German-Swiss architect and writer (Mozart biog), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73
1916 Highlights

About December 9, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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