On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1916

Historical Events

  • German submarines torpedo the unarmed French cross-channel packet 'Sussex'

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Enrique Granados, Spanish opera composer (Goyescas), drowns while crossing the English Channel in a torpedo attack at 48
1916 Highlights

About March 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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