On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1916

Historical Events

Historic Event

Canadian pilot William George Barker flying over Ancre River, spots concentration of German troops massing for counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, sends emergency Zone Call to break up German infantry apart. Barker later receives Military Cross

Famous Birthdays

  • Ruth Nita Barrow, 1st female Governor-General of Barbados (1990-95), born in Saint Lucy, Barbados (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905), dies at 70
  • Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), dies at 57
1916 Highlights

About November 15, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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