On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1916

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed Eleftherios Venizelos

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos

Famous Birthdays

  • David Lewis, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Emil Gilels, Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985)
  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • Toby Rowland, theatrical manager
1916 Highlights

About October 19, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra