On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1916

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)
  • Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (co-winner Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998), and educator, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician ("Happy Birthday To You"), dies at 56
1916 Highlights

About June 4, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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