On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1916

Historical Events

  • Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
  • General Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico
  • University of Ghent taken under Dutch control

Famous Birthdays

  • Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1983)
1916 Highlights

About March 15, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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