On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1916

Historical Events

  • HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Sid Luckman, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

Franz Joseph I

Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (1848-1916), dies of pneumonia at 86 after catching a cold taking a walk

1916 Highlights

About November 21, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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