On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1916

Historical Events

  • British-France Sykes-Picot conference over division of Turkey
  • Disastrous wind-blown fire in Ellendale, North Dakota destroys three blocks of businesses, a church, and 21 homes

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, born in Sawbridgeworth, England (d. 1996)
  • Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • Douglas Guest, British organist (For the Fallen), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
1916 Highlights

About May 9, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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