Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1916 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1916
MCMXVI
Ab urbe condita2669
Armenian calendar1365
ԹՎ ՌՅԿԵ
Assyrian calendar6666
Baháʼí calendar72–73
Balinese saka calendar1837–1838
Bengali calendar1323
Berber calendar2866
British Regnal yearGeo. 5 – 7 Geo. 5
Buddhist calendar2460
Burmese calendar1278
Byzantine calendar7424–7425
Chinese calendar乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
4612 or 4552
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
4613 or 4553
Coptic calendar1632–1633
Discordian calendar3082
Ethiopian calendar1908–1909
Hebrew calendar5676–5677
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1972–1973
 - Shaka Samvat1837–1838
 - Kali Yuga5016–5017
Holocene calendar11916
Igbo calendar916–917
Iranian calendar1294–1295
Islamic calendar1334–1335
Japanese calendarTaishō 5
(大正5年)
Javanese calendar1846–1847
Juche calendar5
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4249
Minguo calendarROC 5
民國5年
Nanakshahi calendar448
Thai solar calendar2458–2459
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
2042 or 1661 or 889
    — to —
阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
2043 or 1662 or 890

1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1916th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 916th year of the 2nd millennium, the 16th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1910s decade. As of the start of 1916, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Events

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

January

Main article: January 1916

February

Main article: February 1916

March

Main article: March 1916

April

Proclamation of the Irish Republic distributed during the Easter Rising

Main article: April 1916

May

Main article: May 1916

May 31–June 1:Battle of Jutland between Allies and Germany
May 31June 1:Battle of Jutland between Allies and Germany

June

Main article: June 1916

July

Main article: July 1916

July 1–November 18:Battle of the Somme between British and German.
July 1November 18:Battle of the Somme between British and German.

August

Main article: August 1916

September

Main article: September 1916

Troops from New Zealand during WWI.
Troops from New Zealand during WWI.

October

Main article: October 1916

November

Main article: November 1916

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) marching to the trenches, November 1916
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) marching to the trenches, November 1916

December

Main article: December 1916

Date unknown

Sport

In fiction

Births

January

Princess Niloufer
Elena Ceaușescu
P. W. Botha
Rafael Caldera

February

Jackie Gleason

March

Harold Wilson

April

Gregory Peck
Ferruccio Lamborghini

May

June

July

Dame Olivia de Havilland
Sir Edward Heath
Gough Whitlam

August

September

Roald Dahl
Aldo Moro
Peter Finch

October

Vitaly Ginzburg
François Mitterrand

November

Walter Cronkite
Evelyn Keyes
Ramón José Velásquez

December

Kristján Eldjárn
Kirk Douglas
Betty Grable

Date unknown

Deaths

January

Patriarch Cyril VIII Geha
Patriarch Cyril VIII Geha
Blessed Juana María Condesa Lluch
Lorenzo Latorre

February

Metropolitan Ioan Mețianu
Metropolitan Ioan Mețianu
Blessed Ludwika Szczęsna
Ernst Mach

March

Franz Marc
Herman Gesellius

April

Prince Leopold Clement of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

May

Karl Schwarzschild
James Connolly
Vladimír Jindřich Bufka
Ivan Franko

June

Yuan Shikai
Alberto Elmore Fernández de Córdoba

July

Servant of God Jeremiah Lomnytskyj
Servant of God Jeremiah Lomnytskyj
Cesare Battisti
William Ramsay

August

Pierre de Ségur
Umberto Boccioni

September

Gennady Ladyzhensky
Gerald Arbuthnot

October

Blessed Isidore De Loor
Blessed Isidore De Loor
King Otto of Bavaria

November

Prince Mircea of Romania
Prince Heinrich of Bavaria
Francisco da Veiga Beirão
Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
Jack London

December

Blessed Charles de Foucauld
Blessed Giulia Valle
Blessed Giulia Valle
Blessed Honorat da Biała
King Thibaw Min
King Thibaw Min
Saint Albert Chmielowski
Grigori Rasputin

Nobel Prizes

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References

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Further reading

Primary sources and year books