December 1916 calendar

December 1916

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1916: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1916?


  • 02 Dec 1916 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract.
  • 06 Dec 1916 German army under General Mackensen occupies Bucharest.
  • 07 Dec 1916 David Lloyd George replaces resigning H H Asquith as British Prime Minister.
  • 11 Dec 1916 David Lloyd George forms British war government.
  • 12 Dec 1916 Worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed)
  • 13 Dec 1916 Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin.
  • 15 Dec 1916 French defeat Germans in WWI Battle of Verdun.
  • 17 Dec 1916 Grigori Rasputin is murdered.
  • 18 Dec 1916 World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French and British, and suffer 337,000 casualties.
  • 19 Dec 1916 Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo.
  • 22 Dec 1916 The British Sopwith Camel aircraft makes its maiden flight. It was designed to counter the German's Fokker aircraft.
  • 23 Dec 1916 World War I: Battle of Magdhaba : Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
  • 30 Dec 1916 The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 31 Dec 1916 Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller closely related to codeine is first synthesized in Germany.
  • 18 Dec 1916 World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when the second French offensive pushes the Germans back two or three kilometres, causing them to cease their attacks.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday
  2. - I'm Gonna Make Hay While the Sun Shines in Virginia
  3. - I'm Saving Up the Means to Get to New Orleans
  4. - I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
  5. - In Florida Among the Palms


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?