On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1916

Historical Events

  • German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Wilson, British-American actor, born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
1916 Highlights

About July 30, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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