On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1916

Historical Events

  • The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster, born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • John Corner, British mathematician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Marvin Creamer, American mariner, 1st recorded person to sail around the world without navigational instruments, born near Vineland, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Vic Stollmeyer, West Indian cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1999)
  • Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
1916 Highlights

About January 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius