On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1916

Historical Events

  • The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jack Sutherland, journalist
  • Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHoratio Kitchener

Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), drowns at 65 after the HMS Hampshire struck a German mine

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

1916 Highlights

About June 5, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini