What Happened on February 26, 1916

Historical Events

  • Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

Film and TV History

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

  • Russian troops conquer Kermansjah, Persia
1916 History

Famous Birthdays

Jackie Gleason (1916-1987)

American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Ross Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 2 x 50; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1942)
Born in 1916

About February 26, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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