On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Verdun: Germans capture Fort Vaux after several days of intense fighting

Famous Birthdays

Francis Crick

Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

  • Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), born in Salò, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2007)
1916 Highlights

About June 8, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

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