On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • John Basilone, US Marine (Medal of Honor at the Battle for Henderson Field), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1945)
  • Ruth Handler [née Mosko], American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2002)

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

1916 Highlights

About November 4, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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