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Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.


Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.


  • January 1
    • The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled.
  • January 13 – WWI: The Battle of Wadi occurs between Allied British and Ottoman Empire forces, during the Mesopotamian campaign in modern-day Iraq.
  • January 24
    • In Browning, Montana, the temperature drops from +6.7°C to -48.8°C (44°F to -56°F) in one day, the greatest change ever on record for a 24-hour period.
    • Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad: The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the national income tax.
  • January 29 – WWI: Paris is bombed by German zeppelins for the first time.


  • February 3 – Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada are burned down.
  • February 9 – 6.00 p.m. – Tristan Tzara "founds" the art movement Dadaism (according to Hans Arp).
  • February 11
    • Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
    • The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert.


  • March 1Liberal British Columbia Premier Harlan Carey Brewster's term in office ends.
  • March 8March 9Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads about 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 12 U.S. soldiers. A garrison of the U.S. 13th Cavalry Regiment fights back and drives them away.
  • March 15President Woodrow Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa; the 13th Cavalry regiment enters Mexican territory.
  • March 16
    • Mexican Revolution: The U.S. 7th and 10th Cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the border to join the hunt for Villa.
    • The SS Sussex is torpedoed, resulting in the Sussex pledge.
  • March 22
    • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien marries Edith Bratt (they would serve as the inspiration for the fictional characters Lúthien and Beren).
    • The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.


The Proclamation of the Irish Republic which was distributed during the Easter Rising.

  • April – The light switch is invented by William J. Newton and Morris Goldberg.
  • April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.
  • April 22 – The Chinese steamer ship Hsin Yu capsizes off the Chinese coast; at least 1,000 are killed.
  • April 24April 30 – The Easter Rising occurs in Ireland.
  • April 27 – WWI – Battle of Hulluch: The 47th Brigade, 16th Irish Division is decimated in one of the most heavily concentrated German gas attacks of the war.


  • May 5United States Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
  • May 16Britain and France conclude the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement, which is to divide Arab areas of the Ottoman Empire, following the conclusion of WWI, into French and British spheres of influence.
  • May 20 – The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
  • May 21Britain initiates daylight saving time.
  • May 22 – The case of United States v. Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola is decided.
  • May 31June 1Battle of Jutland: The Royal Navy and the German Navy battle to a draw.


  • June 4 – The Brusilov Offensive, the height of Russian operations in WWI, begins with their breaking through Austro-Hungarian lines.
  • June 5
    • Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
    • The HMS Hampshire sinks off the Orkney Islands, Scotland, with Lord Kitchener aboard.
  • June 15 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America. [1]


  • July 1November 18 – WWI – More than 1 million soldiers die during the Battle of the Somme, including 60,000 casualties for the British Commonwealth on the first day.
  • July 1July 12: At least one shark mauls 5 swimmers along 80 miles (130 km) of New Jersey coastline during the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, resulting in 4 deaths and the survival of one youth who requires limb amputation. This event is the inspiration for author Peter Benchley, over half a century later, to write Jaws.
  • July 2Battle of Erzincan: Russian forces defeat troops of the Ottoman Empire in Armenia.
  • July 8July 16- Massive flooding caused by 2 different hurricanes devastates western North Carolina.
  • July 15 – In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing incorporates Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
  • July 22 – In San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a Preparedness Day parade, killing 10 injuring 40 (Warren Billings and Tom Mooney are later wrongly convicted of it).
  • July 29 – In Ontario, Canada, a lightning strike ignites a forest fire that destroys the towns of Cochrane and Matheson, killing 233.
  • July 30 – German agents cause the Black Tom explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey, an act of sabotage destroying an ammunition depot and killing at least 7 people.



British soldiers on the western front, September 21, 1916

  • September – Bulgaria takes Dobruja from Romania.
  • September 2 – British pilot William Leefe-Robinson becomes the first to shoot down a German airship over Britain.
  • September 5 – Release of D. W. Griffith's film Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages in the US.
  • September 11 – A mechanical failure causes the central span of the Quebec Bridge, a cantilever-type structure, to crash into the Saint Lawrence River, killing 13 workers.
  • September 13Mary, a circus elephant, is hanged in the town of Erwin, Tennessee for killing her handler, Walter "Red" Eldridge.
  • September 27Iyasu V of Ethiopia is deposed in a palace coup, in favour of his aunt Zauditu.


Troops from New Zealand during WWI.

  • October 12Hipólito Yrigoyen is elected President of Argentina.
  • October 14Perm State University is founded in Russia.
  • October 16Margaret Sanger opens the first U.S. birth control clinic - a forerunner of Planned Parenthood.
  • October 21Friedrich Adler shoots Karl von Stürgkh, Prime Minister of Austria.
  • October 27Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael of Wollo, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu, is defeated by Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.


  • November 1Paul Miliukov delivers the famous "stupidity or treason" speech in the Russian State Duma, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • November 1 The first 40 hour work week officially began in the Endicott-Johnson factories of Western New York
  • November 5
    • The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by a joint act of the emperors of Germany and Austria.
    • Honan Chapel, Cork, Ireland, a product of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement (1894–1925), is dedicated.
  • November 7
  • November 13Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
  • November 18 – WWI – Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle, which started on July 1.

Britannic sinks in the Kea Channel.

  • November 21 – The White Star Liner HMHS Britannic, sister ship of the RMS Olympic and the legendary RMS Titanic, sinks in the Mediterranean Sea after hitting a mine. 30 lives are lost.
  • November 23 – WWI – Eastern Front: Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is occupied by troops of the Central Powers.


Date unknown[]

  • Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller closely related to codeine is first synthesized in Germany.
  • Rodeo's first side-delivery bucking chute is designed and made by the Bascom boys (Raymond, Mel, Earl) and their father John W. Bascom at Welling, Alberta Canada.
  • Cours de linguistique générale by Ferdinand de Saussure is published.
  • The Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, are cancelled.
  • Food is rationed in Germany.
  • Ernst Rüdin publishes his initial results on the genetics of schizophrenia.
  • The Netherlands is hit by a North Sea storm that floods the lowlands and kills 10,000 people.
  • Robert Baden-Powell founds the Wolf Cubs Scouts in Britain, changed to Cub Scouts in the USA.
  • Louis Enricht claims he has a substitute for gasoline.
  • Gustav Holst composes The Planets, Opus 32.
  • Bray Studios creates the Farmer Al Falfa series, the first of the Terrytoons.
  • The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is founded in the United States.
  • The Enrico Parodi sinks while in tow off The Carracks in Cornwall, England.

In fiction[]

  • In the 1941 film Citizen Kane, Charles Foster Kane runs for New York governor and loses. Also in 1916, Emily Monroe Norton divorces him and, in either this year or in 1917, he marries Susan Alexander.



  • January 3
    • Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (d. 2011)
    • Betty Furness, American actress and consumer activist (d. 1994)
    • Warren King, American cartoonist (d. 1978)
  • January 7Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (d. 1975)
  • January 9Peter Twinn, English mathematician and WWII code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • January 10Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2004)
  • January 12Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (d. 2006)
  • January 17Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr., American politician (d. 2011)
  • January 18Silviu Brucan, Romanian author and politician (d. 2006)
  • January 19Harry Huskey, American computer designer
  • January 22Henri Dutilleux, French composer
  • January 23David Douglas Duncan, American photojournalist
  • January 24
    • Arnoldo Foà, Italian actor
    • Marvin Creamer, American sailor
    • Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
  • January 27Stjepan Filipović, a People's Hero of Yugoslavia (d.1942)
  • January 28Dottie Hunter, Canadian Professional baseball player (d. 2005)
  • February 9Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • February 10Louis Guttman, American-born Israeli university professor (d. 1987)
  • February 11
    • Ivan Hristov Bashev, Bulgarian Foreign Minister (d. 1971)
    • Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
  • February 14
    • Sally Gray, English actress (d. 2006)
    • Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese film director (d. 1996)
    • Denham Harman, American gerontologist
    • Marcel Bigeard, French military officer (d. 2010)
  • February 15Ernest Millington, English politician (d. 2009)
  • February 18Maria Altmann, Austrian Holocaust survivor and heiress (d. 2011)
  • February 20Jean Erdman, American dancer
  • February 23Retta Scott, first woman to receive screen credit as an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios (d. 1990)
    • Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist
    • Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (d. 1984)
  • February 29Dinah Shore, American singer (d. 1994)


  • March 1Emelyn Whiton, American Olympic sailor (d. 1962)
  • March 3Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 2006)
  • March 4
    • William Alland, American actor, producer, writer and director (d. 1997)
    • Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (d. 2000)
    • Hans Eysenck, German-born psychologist (d. 1997)
  • March 5Jack Hamm, American cartoonist (d. 1996)
  • March 11Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • March 13
  • March 14Horton Foote, American writer (d. 2009)
  • March 15
    • Harry James, American musician and band leader (d. 1983)
    • Frank Coghlan Jr, American actor (d. 2009)
  • March 16Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings (d. 2010)
  • March 17
    • Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
    • Volodia Teitelboim, Chilean author and politician (d. 2008)
  • March 19Irving Wallace, American novelist (d. 1990)
  • March 20Pierre Messmer, French politician (d. 2007)
  • March 24Donald Hamilton, Swedish-born writer (d. 2006)
  • March 26
    • Christian B. Anfinsen, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
    • Harry Rabinowitz, British film composer and conductor
  • March 29
    • Eugene McCarthy, U.S. Senator from Minnesota and Presidential candidate (d. 2005)
    • Peter Geach, British philosopher
  • March 31Lucille Bliss, American voice actor
  • April 2Menachem Porush, member of Israeli Knesset for Agudat Yisrael (d. 2010)
  • April 3
    • Peter Gowland, American photographer (d. 2010)
    • Herb Caen, American journalist (d. 1997)
  • April 5
    • Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003)
    • Albert Henry Ottenweller, American Bishop
  • April 10Lee Jung Seob, Korean oil painter (d. 1956)
  • April 11Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (d. 1983)
  • April 12
    • Beverly Cleary, American author
    • Benjamin Libet, American pioneering scientist in the field of human consciousness (d. 2007)
  • April 13Phyllis Fraser, American actor and publisher (d. 2006)
  • April 15Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American department store heir (d. 1982)
  • April 18José Joaquín Trejos Fernández, President of Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • April 22Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (d. 1999)
  • April 24
    • Stanley Kauffmann, American film critic
    • Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • April 25R.J. Rushdoony, American founder of Christian Reconstructionism (d. 2001)
  • April 26
    • Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American writer
    • George Tuska, American comic strip artist (d. 2009)
    • Vic Perrin, American voice actor (d. 1989)
  • April 28Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
  • April 30
    • Claude Elwood Shannon, American information theorist (d. 2001)
    • Robert Shaw, American conductor (d. 1999)


  • May 1Glenn Ford, American actor (d. 2006)
  • May 6
    • Robert H. Dicke, American experimental physicist (d. 1997)
    • Sif Ruud, Swedish actress (d. 2011)
  • May 8
    • Chinmayananda, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1993)
    • João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and football league president
  • May 10Milton Babbitt, American composer (d. 2011)
  • May 11Camilo José Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
  • May 14Sammy Luftspring, Canadian boxer (d. 2000)
  • May 15Vera Gebuhr, Danish actress
  • May 16Ephraim Katzir, President of Israel (d. 2009)
  • May 17Lenka Reinerová, Czech writer (d. 2008)
  • May 20
    • Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
    • Owen Chadwick, British author and historian
  • May 21
    • Lydia Mendoza, American musician (d. 2007)
    • Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
    • Harold Robbins, American novelist (d. 1997)
  • May 26Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • May 31
    • Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
    • Bernard Lewis, British historian
    • Jack Manning, American film, stage and television actor (d.2009).
  • June 4Robert F. Furchgott, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2009)
  • June 5Eddie Joost, baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
  • June 6Hamani Diori, former President of Niger (d. 1989)
  • June 8Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2004)
  • June 9
    • Robert McNamara, U.S. Secretary of Defense (d. 2009)
    • Jurij Brězan, Sorbian writer (d. 2006)
  • June 12Raul Hector Castro, American politician
  • June 15
    • Herbert A. Simon, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
    • Olga Erteszek, American undergarment designer and lingerie company owner (d. 1989)
  • June 16Phil Chambers, American actor (d. 1993)
  • June 18Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (d. 2005)
  • June 23
    • Hermann Gmeiner, Austrian educator (d. 1986)
    • Len Hutton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
  • June 24William B. Saxbe, American politician (d. 2010)


  • July 1
    • Olivia de Havilland, British-born American actress
    • Lawrence Halprin, American architect (d. 2009)
  • July 2
    • Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German pilot (d. 1982)
    • Zélia Gattai, Brazilian author and photographer (d. 2008)
  • July 3John Kundla, American basketball coach
  • July 4
    • Iva Toguri D'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose") (d. 2006)
    • Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter
  • July 6Harold Norse, American writer (d. 2009)
  • July 8Jean Rouverol, American actress, screenwriter, and author
  • July 9Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
  • July 11
    • Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
    • Gough Whitlam, twenty-first Prime Minister of Australia
    • Reg Varney, British actor (d. 2008)
  • July 14Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (d. 1991)
  • July 18L. Patrick Gray III, American Federal Bureau of Investigation director (d. 2005)
  • July 19Phil Cavarretta, baseball player (d. 2010)
  • July 22
    • Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
    • Larry Hooper, American singer and musician (d. 1983)
  • July 25Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • July 27Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic and novelist (d. 2007)
  • July 28David Brown, American producer (d. 2010)
  • July 30Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • July 31Bill Todman, American game show producer (d. 1979)
  • August 1Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian Cardinal
  • August 5Kermit Love, American puppeteer (d. 2008)
  • August 6Dom Mintoff, Prime Minister of Malta
  • August 14Ralph de Toledano, American conservationist and author (d. 2007)
  • August 16Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
  • August 20Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian chess player (d. 1984)
  • August 21Geoffrey Keen, English actor (d. 2005)
  • August 24
    • Hal Smith, American actor (d. 1994)
    • Rosalie Isabel Folk (née Selinger), legendary wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother (d. 2012)
  • August 25
    • Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
    • Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2003)
    • Saburō Sakai, Japanese fighter ace (d. 2000)
  • August 27
    • Martha Raye, American actress (d. 1994)
    • Larry Thor, Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • August 28Jack Vance, American writer
  • August 29Luther Davis, American screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • August 30Shag Crawford, American baseball umpire (d. 2007)
  • August 31
    • Daniel Schorr, American journalist (d. 2010)
    • John S. Wold, American politician


  • September 1
    • Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player
    • Joseph Minish, American politician (d. 2007)
  • September 13Roald Dahl, Welsh author (d. 1990)
  • September 14
    • John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (d. 2001)
    • Eric Bentley, British-born American critic and playwright
  • September 15
    • Margaret Lockwood, British actress (d. 1990)
    • Frederick C. Weyand, U.S. Army General (d. 2010)
  • September 16Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • September 17Mary Stewart, British fantasy and mystery writer
  • September 18John Jacob Rhodes, American politician and lawyer (d. 2003)
  • September 21Zinovi Gerdt, Russian actor (d. 1996)
  • September 23Aldo Moro, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)
  • September 27
    • Frank Handlen, American artist
    • S. Yizhar (aka Yizhar Smilansky), Israeli author (d. 2006)
  • October 3
    • Shelby Storck, American television producer (d. 1969)
    • James Herriot, Scottish veterinarian and author (d. 1995)
  • October 4Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
  • October 9Robert Brubaker, American actor (d. 2010)
  • October 10Bernard Heuvelmans, Belgian-French cryptozoologist (d. 2001)
  • October 12Alice Childress, American actress, playwright, and novelist (d. 1994)
  • October 14C. Everett Koop, United States Surgeon General
  • October 15Hassan Gouled Aptidon, President of Djibouti (d. 2006)
  • October 19
    • Jean Dausset, French immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2009)
    • Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (d. 1994)
  • October 26François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
  • October 30Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • October 31Carl Johan Bernadotte, Prince of Sweden (d. 2012)


  • November 1John C. Harkness, American architect
  • November 4Walter Cronkite, American television journalist (d. 2009)
  • November 5Jim Tabor, baseball player (d. 1953)
  • November 10Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter
  • November 11Robert Carr, British politician
  • November 12Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • November 14Sherwood Schwartz, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
  • November 15Bill Melendez, American animator (d. 2008)
  • November 16Daws Butler, American voice actor (d. 1988)
  • November 23
    • Michael Gough, British actor (d. 2011)
    • P. K. Page, Canadian poet (d. 2010)
  • November 24Forrest J. Ackerman, American writer (d. 2008)
  • November 26Gerhard Unger, German tenor (d. 2011)
  • November 27Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (d. 2002)
  • November 28
    • Mary Lilian Baels, queen of Léopold III of Belgium (d. 2002)
    • Ramón José Velásquez, President of Venezuela
  • November 29Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • December 1Wan Li, Chinese government official
  • December 5Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist
  • December 7George Russell Weller, retired salesman known for the Santa Monica Farmer's Market incident (d. 2010)
  • December 8Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
  • December 9Kirk Douglas, American actor
  • December 11Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (d. 1989)
  • December 14Shirley Jackson, American writer (d. 1965)
  • December 15Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2004)
  • December 16Birgitta Valberg, Swedish actress
  • December 18
    • Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)
    • Douglas Fraser, Scottish-born union leader (d. 2008)
  • December 19
    • Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist (d. 2010)
    • Roy Ward Baker, English film director (d. 2010)
    • Jack Agazarian, English WWII spy (d. 1945)
  • December 25Graciela Naranjo, Venezuelan singer and actress (d. 2001)



  • January 4Bruce Sloss, Australian footballer (b. 1889)
  • January 8Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • January 9Ada Rehan, Irish-American Shakespearean actress (b. 1859)
  • January 13Victoriano Huerta, President of Mexico (b. 1854)
  • January 17Arthur V. Johnson, American actor and director (b. 1876)
  • February 6Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  • February 12Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (b. 1831)
  • February 13Vilhelm Hammershøi, Danish painter (b. 1864)
  • February 19Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)
  • February 20Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1844)
  • February 23Hugo von Pohl, German admiral (b. 1855)
  • February 28Henry James, American writer (b. 1843)
  • March 4Franz Marc, German artist (b. 1880)
  • March 20Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy brought to America as part of a racist exhibition at the Bronx zoo. (b. circa 1883)
  • March 24Enrique Granados, Spanish composer (ship sinking) (b. 1867)
  • April 11Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
  • April 19Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • April 21Georges Boillot, French Grand Prix driver (killed in action) (b. 1884)
  • May 3Padraig Pearse, Irish nationalist (b. 1879)
  • May 11Max Reger, German composer (b. 1873)
  • May 11Karl Schwarzschild, German physicist (b. 1873)
  • May 12James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868)
  • May 13Sholom Aleichem, Ukrainian Yiddish writer (b. 1859)
  • May 21Artúr Görgey, Hungarian military general and politician (b. 1818)
  • May 31Horace Hood, British admiral (b. 1870)
  • June 5Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, British field marshal and statesman (b. 1850)
  • June 6Yuan Shikai, Chinese military official and politician (b. 1859)
  • June 7Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • June 9Richard C. Saufley, American naval aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
  • June 12Silvanus P. Thompson, British professor, member of the Royal Society, and author (b. 1851)
  • June 18Max Immelmann, German World War I fighter ace, (b. 1890)
  • June 24Victor Chapman, French-American fighter pilot (b. 1890)
  • June 25Thomas Eakins, American realist painter (b. 1844)
  • June 29Georges Lacombe, French artist (b. 1868)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • Physics – not awarded
  • Chemistry – not awarded
  • Medicine – not awarded
  • LiteratureCarl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam
  • Peace – not awarded


  • Early Advertising Publications: "Fishing for Suckers" From the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress

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People of the year 1916 at Familypedia

142 people were born in 1916

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Alexandra Adorf (1916-1982)Anthony Adorf (1896-1949)Marie Villiger (1892-1938)
Farroll Jasper "Preacher" Alford (1916-2001)Samuel Nathaniel Alford (1885-1961)Hattie Jane Magee (1890-1973)
Kathlyn Anderson (1916-1955)Albert Franklin Anderson (1889-1979)Cora Sherwood (1890-1975)
Adeline Jane Armagost (1916-2000)Walter James Armagost (1891-1980)Mary Fern Buckingham (1895-1961)
Alexander Ewan Armstrong (1916-1985)George Armstrong (1868-1954)Florence Edith Ewan (1878-1955)
Alfredo Enrique Assumma (1916-1977)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)
George Augustine (1916-1978)John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970)Cora Arledge (1886-1963)
Charlotte Ballantine (1916-1996)Irvine Ballantine (1887-1939)Gerrie Boon (1891-1966)
Sandra Baumann (1916-1995)Bertram Baumann (1892-1959)Stella Astori (1893-1970)
Eleanor C. Beers (1916-2004)Pearl A. Beers (1888-1962)Mary B. Nichols (1895-1960)
Martha Beijen (1916-2009)Dirk Jan Beijen (1889-1973)Martha Gemert
Henriette Ernestine Belinfante (1916-1994)Leonard Victor Belinfante (1878-1938)Maria Josephine Verheggen (1882-1943)
Jean-Antoine Bellavance (1916-1991)
John Douglas Berry (1916-1944)James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968)Mary Lilian Holmes (-1928)
Stanisław Bisping von Gallen (1916-1919)Jan Nepomucen Bisping von Gallen (1880-1947)Maria Józefa Zamoyska h. Jelita (1887-1961)
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47 children were born to the 69 women born in 1916

263 people died in 1916

 FatherMotherAge at death
Margaret Elizabeth Adair (1842-1916)Thomas Adair (1802-1870)Jane Blakely (1799-1891)
Moroni Adair (1855-1916)Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895)Mary Vance (1820-1918)
Elmer Bragg Adams (1842-1916)Jarvis Adams (1808-1880)Eunice Mitchell (c1812-1890)
Lucien Harper Adams (1829-1916)Edmund Adams (1802-1868)Jane Marsh (1805-1833)
Calpernia P. Alford (1844-1916)William Alford (c1800-)Eveline Ginn
Isaac Morley Allred (1835-1916)Isaac Allred (1788-1870)Mary Calvert (1793-1851)
James Riley Allred (1827-1872)Isaac Allred (1788-1870)Mary Calvert (1793-1851)
Marvin Adelbert Allred (1849-1916)William Moore Allred (1819-1901)Orissa Angela Bates (1823-1878)
Rueben Warren Allred (1827-1916)Martin Carrel Allred (1806-1840)Mary Heskett (1810-1840)
David M Alston (1862-1916)Archibald Alston (1827-1905)Cynthia Gilmore (1825-1876)
David Menzies Alston (1862-1916)Archibald Alston (1827-1905)Cynthia Gilmore (1825-1876)
Grigore Angelescu (1891-1916)Constantin Angelescu (c1855-1891)Aristița Bagdat (1856-1895)
Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot (1872-1916)William Arbuthnot (1838-1893)Selina Moncreiffe (1851-1877)
Ellen Rosina Argent (1860-1916)John Argent (c1826-1892)Louisa Ann Laxton (c1829-1918)56
Adelheid Marie von Anhalt-Dessau (1833-1916)Friedrich August von Anhalt-Dessau (1799-1864)Marie von Hessen-Kassel-Rumpenheim (1814-1895)
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16720 people lived in 1916

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
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Events of the year 1916 at Familypedia

158 people were married in 1916.

 Joined with
Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Herbert Alger (1890-1963)Iona Terry (1896-1983) + Iona Fern Alger (1910-1977)
Lillie Ard (1886-1968)James Kennedy (1833-1911)+James Benjamin Kennedy (1857-1936)
John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor (1886-1971)Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1889-1965)
Alice May Avard (1892-1954)Victor Thomas Osborne (1893-1955)
Frederick John Barr (1890-1935)Amnia Elvin Morgan (1889-1956)
Glen Arnold Barrer (1891-1960)Wilhelmina Katerina Yocum (1894-1970)
Norman Edgar Bassingthwaighte (1891-1955)Minnie Alma Stephenson (1892-1978)
Daisy Gertrude Bellamy (c1900-1993)Albert James Burrell (1897-1968)
Alice Mary Bishop (1879-1921)Edward James Hyde (1883-)
Elsie Winifred Blunt (1891-1980)Reginald Percy Lane (c1891-1978)
James Boardman (1855-1933)Alice Maria Apps (1856-1912)+Emily Veness (1867-1945)
Emanuela Bogdan (1889-1970)Dimitrie Bogdan (1876-1969) + Leon Ghika-Brigadier (1880-1960)
Charles Booby (1883-1949)Annie Ethel May Cheetham (1898-1973)
Charles John Botfield (1888-1973)Beatrice Pearl Martin (1882-1970)
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There were 1 military battles in 1916.

 Event date
Battle of Robănești (1916)10 November 1916
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