On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1916

Historical Events

Historic Event

France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed 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? 105 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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