What Happened on July 29, 1916

Historical Events

  • Cochrane and Matheson forest fire 500,000 acres (2,000 km2) in size in Ontario takes about 223 lives. Leads to improved techniques and legislation for prevention and control of forest fires. [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942) [1]
Born in 1916
1916 Highlights

About July 29, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo