Events in year of 1916

  • 01-011st football game in Rose Bowl (Washington State-Brown)
  • 01-011st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
  • 01-05Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • 01-07German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
  • 01-10Russian offensive in Kaukasus
  • 01-11French troops capture / Serbian army flees to Corfu
  • 01-12Britain proclaims Gilbert and Ellice Is colony in Pacific
  • 01-14Dutch South Sea dike cracks
  • 01-171st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy Country Club - Bronxville, New York
  • 01-17Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in New York City
  • 01-25Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
  • 01-27Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
  • 01-281st Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
  • 01-28German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain and France
  • 01-28Opera "Goyescas, " premieres (NYC)
  • 01-291st bombings of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
  • 01-31Dutch Girl Guides form
  • 02-03Tristan Tzar publishes Dada-manifest in Zurich Switzerland
  • 02-05Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • 02-08French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374
  • 02-08NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25 cent seats
  • 02-09NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, and Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • 02-11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
  • 02-11Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
  • 02-121st edition of Joseph Patterson / Sidney Smith strip "Gumps"
  • 02-15New York Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
  • 02-16Russian troops conquer Erzurum Armenia
  • 02-21Battle of Verdun in WWI begins (1 million casualties)
  • 02-23Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
  • 02-23French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

People born in year of 1916

  • 01-03Antonio Estevez: Composer
  • 01-03Betty Furness: NYC, New York -- Actress / consumer activist (Studio 1)
  • 01-04Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede: Portrait painter
  • 01-04Robert Parrish: Columbus, Georgia -- Director (Casino Royale)
  • 01-06Philip Bezanson: Composer
  • 01-07Gerrit Schulte [Le Fou Pedalant]: Dutch 6 day bicyclist
  • 01-07Paul Keres: USSR -- Chess grandmaster (1950)
  • 01-09Alain Bernardin: Impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • 01-09Vic Mizzy: Brooklyn, New York -- Orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show)
  • 01-11Bernard Blier: Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Actor (Les Miserables)
  • 01-11James H [Jimmy] Quillen: (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1963- )
  • 01-12A P[ieter] W Botha: Orange Free State, South Africa -- President of South Africa
  • 01-13Bella Lewitsky: Choreographer
  • 01-13Osa Massen: Copenhagen, Denmark -- Actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • 01-14John Oliver Killens: Novelist
  • 01-15Mikki Doyle: Journalist
  • 01-16Frederick Stewart: British geologist
  • 01-17Joel Herron: Chicago, Illinois -- Orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
  • 01-20Jopie [Johan A] Pengel: Premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • 01-20Walter Bartley: Biochemist
  • 01-21[JW] Al James Woodie exander: Songwriter / vocalist
  • 01-22Henri Dutilleux: Angers, France -- Composer
  • 01-24John Corner: Scientist
  • 01-26Lothar Jensch: Composer
  • 01-28Peter Crossley-Holland: Composer
  • 01-29Barbara Skelton: Writer
  • 01-31Ciro D Crown: Premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • 01-31Frank A Parker: Tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • 01-31Violet Cane: Statistician
  • 02-01Gordon Hobday: Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)

People died in year of 1916

  • 01-14Otto Ammon: German anthropologist / sociologist, dies at 73
  • 01-16Arnold Aletrino: Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
  • 01-22Iwan Knorr: Composer, dies at 63
  • 01-29Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-01Anton Simon: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-06Anne C A I van Diest: Belgian Physician / feminist, dies at 73
  • 02-09Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek: Composer, dies at 90
  • 02-12J W Richard Dedekind: German mathematician
  • 02-14Petko J Todorov: Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • 02-15Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-16[Gerard] Jan Ligthart: Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
  • 02-16Jeltje de Bosch Kemper: Dutch feminist, dies at 79
  • 02-19Ernst Mach: Austrian physicist / philosopher / psychologist, dies at 78
  • 02-20Klas Pontus Arnoldson: Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
  • 02-23George Clement Martin: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-28Henry James: US / British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
  • 02-29Edward H J Keurvels: Flemish conductor / Composer (Parisina), dies at 62
  • 03-02Elisabeth OL [Carmen Sylva]: Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • 03-04Franz Marc: German Painter / co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
  • 03-12M v Ebner-Eschenbach: Writer, dies at 39
  • 03-21Victor de Stuers: Dutch art expert, dies at 72
  • 04-01Gabrielle Petit: Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 04-09Vicente Goicoechea Errasti: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-11Richard Harding Davis: Journalist, dies at 52
  • 04-15Alfred Cogniaux: Belgian botanist, dies at 75
  • 05-06Dirk Bos: Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
  • 05-06Earl Ross Drake: Composer, dies at 50
  • 05-11Karl Schwarzschild: German astronomer (s-effect)
  • 05-11Max [Johann BJM] Reger: German Composer / pianist / organist, dies at 43
  • 05-11Max Reger: Composer, dies at 43

Events in year of 1917

  • 01-08Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
  • 01-17US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3 / 21)
  • 01-27Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record)
  • 01-29English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch
  • 01-301st jazz record recorded (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
  • 01-31Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral Merchant ship
  • 02-01Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
  • 02-03US liner Housatonic sunk by German sub and diplomatic relations severed
  • 02-04Belgium Council of Flanders established
  • 02-05Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St. NYC (demolished 1982)
  • 02-05Present Mexican constitution adopted
  • 02-15San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch at Civic center) dedicated
  • 02-161st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid
  • 02-20Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die
  • 02-21British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die
  • 02-21Train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire and explodes; 100s die
  • 02-22German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
  • 02-23February revolution begins in Russia
  • 02-24German plan to get Mexican help in WWI exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
  • 02-24Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleveland for $15,000
  • 02-24Russian revolution breaks out (3 / 8 NS)
  • 02-261st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
  • 02-28Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
  • 03-011st federal land bank chartered
  • 03-02Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
  • 03-03Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
  • 03-03Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as Czar
  • 03-03Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates (OS)
  • 03-04Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) becomes 1st female member of Congress
  • 03-051st jazz recording for Victor Records released

People born in year of 1917

  • 01-03Vernon Walters: NYC, New York -- US permanent rep to the UN
  • 01-04Maurice Wohl: English broker / multi-millionaire
  • 01-05Reginald Smith Brindle: Composer
  • 01-05Wieland Wagner: German opera director
  • 01-06Guillermo Rosario: Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
  • 01-07Ulysses Sipmson Kay: Composer
  • 01-08Peter Taylor: United States -- Writer
  • 01-08Stanley Prager: NYC, New York -- Comedian (College Bowl)
  • 01-09Herbert Lom: Czechoslovakia -- Actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
  • 01-10Jerry Wexler: Music producer (Aretha Franklin / Bob Dylan)
  • 01-12Walter Hendl: West New York, New Jersey -- Conductor
  • 01-13Felix Guerro Diaz: Composer
  • 01-16Buddy Lester: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)
  • 01-17Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran: Indian film star, politician
  • 01-17Oskar Morawetz: Svetla, Czechoslovakia -- Composer
  • 01-17Ulyses Simpson Kay: Composer
  • 01-18Oscar Lewenstein: Impressario
  • 01-19Rudolf Maros: Composer
  • 01-21Rohan Butler: Historian
  • 01-22Albert "Pud" Brown: Clarinetist / saxophonist
  • 01-22Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants]: Flemish poet / playwright
  • 01-27Dunboyne: Lord
  • 01-27Merrivale: Lord
  • 01-29John Raitt: Santa Ana, California -- Actor / singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game)
  • 01-31Erich Geiringer: General practitioner campaigner
  • 01-31Jose Maceda: Composer
  • 02-04Aga Yahya Khan: Pakistan -- Military / politician
  • 02-06Arthur Gold: Toronto, Ontario -- Pianist
  • 02-06Liberato Firmino Sifonia: Composer
  • 02-07Dick Emery: London, England -- Actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love)

People died in year of 1917

  • 01-02Edward B Tylor: English anthropologist, dies at 84
  • 01-06Hendrik P G Quack: Lawyer / economist (Bank of the Netherlands), dies at 82
  • 01-10Buffalo Bill Cody: Army scout and Indian fighter
  • 01-17Hendrik Goeman Borgesius: Dutch politician, dies at 70
  • 01-29Evelyn Baring Earl Cromer: English Consul-General in Egypt, dies at 75
  • 02-05Paul Rubens: Composer, dies at 41
  • 02-06Edouard A Drumont: French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72
  • 02-10Emile Pessard: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-13Joel Angel: Russian musicologist / composer, dies at 48
  • 02-15Charles A van Ophuysen: Dutch orientalist, dies at 60
  • 02-17Edmund Bishop: English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
  • 02-18Charles E Barber: US chief engraver (1879-1917)
  • 03-06Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom: Premier of Belgium (1899), dies at 73
  • 03-08Ferdinand von Zeppelin: Dutch count / air pioneer, dies at 78
  • 03-29Fran Gerbic: Composer, dies at 76
  • 04-01Scott Joplin: Ragtime Composer (Sting), dies at 48
  • 04-07Spyridon Filiskos Samaras: Composer, dies at 53
  • 04-09Edward Thomas: Poet, killed in WWI
  • 04-14Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof: Polish doc / linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57
  • 04-18Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing: Governor-General of Belg (1914-17), dies at 73
  • 04-24Oskar Blumenthal: Writer
  • 05-01Jose E Rodo: Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo)
  • 05-11Otto Adolf Klauwell: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-25Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-06Iacob Moresianu: Composer, dies at 59
  • 06-12Maria Teresa Carreno: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-20James Mason Crafts: US chemist, dies at 78
  • 06-27Gustav von Schmolle: German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • 07-02Herbert Beerbohm Tree: English actor / director (Hamlet)
  • 07-04Johan H C Kern: Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84