On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, born in Kõo Parish, Viljandi, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Helmuth von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
  • Max Immelmann, German pilot (1st flying ace of WWI), shot down over Northern France at 25
1916 Highlights

About June 18, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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