On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1916

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Jutland: Largest naval battle of World War I between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet which killed 8,645 in an inconclusive battle but strategic British victory. German fleet never puts to sea again in WWI.


Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
  • John Vivyan, actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
  • Judy Campbell [Judith Mary Gamble], British actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie), born in Grantham, England (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland
1916 Highlights

About May 31, 1916

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

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