On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1916

Historical Events

  • Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
  • Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelo "Hank" Luisetti, American collegiate basketball forward (Stanford, 1935-38), 1st to use a one-handed shot, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • Francis Lopez, Basque-French chausson and operetta composer (La Belle de Cadiz; Andalousie; The Three Musketeers), born in Montbeliard, France (d. 1995)
1916 Highlights

About June 16, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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