August 1916 calendar

August 1916

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1916.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1916: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1916?


  • 01 Aug 1916 Hawaii National Park established.
  • 02 Aug 1916 World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 03 Aug 1916 World War I: Battle of Romani : Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 04 Aug 1916 Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million
  • 07 Aug 1916 WWI: Portugal joins the Allies.
  • 09 Aug 1916 Lassen Volcanic National Park is established in California.
  • 10 Aug 1916 Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia
  • 17 Aug 1916 Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
  • 21 Aug 1916 Peru declares neutrality
  • 23 Aug 1916 Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
  • 25 Aug 1916 US Congress establishes the National Park Service as part of the Department of the Interior.
  • 26 Aug 1916 Yanks turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6
  • 27 Aug 1916 Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 28 Aug 1916 World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 29 Aug 1916 Transportship Hsin-Yu and cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die
  • 30 Aug 1916 Paul von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1916?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Babes in the Wood
  2. - Hello, Hawaii, How Are You?
  3. - The Nightingale Song
  4. - Just A-Wearyin' for You
  5. - They Made it Twice as Nice as Paradise (And They Called it Dixieland)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Release year: 1916

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Country: United States of America

Beatrice Fairfax

Beatrice Fairfax

Release year: 1916

Directed by: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton

Starring: Harry Fox, Grace Darling, Allan Murnane, Nigel Barrie

The Kid

The Kid

Release year: 1916

Directed by: Wilfrid North

Starring: Lillian Walker, Ned Finley, Eulalie Jensen, Robert Gaillard