On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecil Blacker, British Army officer, born in York, England (d. 2002)
  • Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56