On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1916

Historical Events

  • At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
  • Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, born in Huntington, New York (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
1916 Highlights

About May 4, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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