What Happened on June 24, 1916

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract

Famous Birthdays

  • John Ciardi, American poet, translator (Dante's "Divine Comedy"), and literary commentator, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Ruth Shaw Wylie, American composer (Spring Madness; Psychogram; Nova), and educator (Wayne State University, 1949-69), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1989)
Born in 1916

Famous Deaths

  • Victor Chapman, French-American pilot renowned during WW1 (1st American pilot to die in WW1), succumbs to wounds at age 26
1916 Highlights

About June 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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