On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1916

Historical Events

  • The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops evacuated

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Bernardin, French impresario (Crazy Horse Saloon), born in Dijon, France (d. 1994)
  • Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker, born in Streatham, London (d. 2004)
  • Vic Mizzy, American composer and band leader (Green Acres and The Addams Family themes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
1916 Highlights

About January 9, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn