On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Verdun: French troops assault Fort Douaumont but fail to recapture it after hours of dogged fighting

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
1916 Highlights

About May 22, 1916

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

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