On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1916

Historical Events

  • 1st first blood transfusion using stored and cooled blood is performed
  • 1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
  • 2nd Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Washington State beats Brown, 14-0; MVP: Carl Dietz, Washington State

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), born in Manor, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
1916 Highlights

About January 1, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn