On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Ryder, Baron Ryder of Eaton Hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House), born in Brentford, Middlesex (d. 2003)
  • Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader, born in Saint Peter, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (d. 2004)
  • Willem Noordhoek, Dutch photographer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Basil W. Duke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
1916 Highlights

About September 16, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo