On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)