On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1916

Historical Events

Historic Event

In response to pressure from President Woodrow Wilson, Germany notifies the US State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae CeauČ™escu (d. 1989)
  • Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
1916 Highlights

About January 7, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn