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Historical Events In April - 16

Friday, 03 July 2020

1949  On April - 16 toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup  

1949  On April - 16 stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games  

1949  Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54 on this day in history.  

1951  British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75 on April - 16.  

1951  Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85 on April - 16.  

1952  On this day in history "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances  

1953  Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup on April - 16.  

1953  British royal yacht Britannica taken out of service on this day in history.  

1954  Detroit Red Wings beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

1954  KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting on April - 16.  

1955  On this day in history the birth of Ellen Barkin, American actress  

1955  On this day in history abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded  

1956  1st solar powered radios go on sale on this day in history.  

1957  Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup on April - 16.  

1957  Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 on April - 16.  

1958  Arnold Palmer wins his first Masters golf tournament on this day in history.  

1958  French govt of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis on this day in history.  

1959  On April - 16 helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety.  

1959  On April - 16 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs  

1959  On this day in history charles Halton, dies at 83  

1961  On April - 16 chic Black Hawks beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup  

1961  15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win on this day in history.  

1962  Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News on April - 16.  

1966  Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain on this day in history.  

1968  Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 on April - 16.  

1970  On this day in history 70 die in a snow crush (France)  

1972  2 giants pandas arrive in the US, from China on April - 16.  

1972  On this day in history apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)  

1972  Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1974  200,000 attend rock concert Calif Jam I in Ontario Calif on April - 16.  

1977  Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia on this day in history.  

1978  Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1980  On April - 16 l Brozek discovers asteroid #2696 Magion  

1981  Columbia space shuttle returns [04/24] on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  On this day in history birth of king Louis the Pious (d. 840)  

1319  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on this day in history.  

1495  On April - 16 birth of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)  

1628  On this day in history birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

1635  On this day in history birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

1646  Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history birth of john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)  

1652  On April - 16 birth of clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) on April - 16.  

0744  Death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.  

0924  Death of Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on this day in history.  

1113  On April - 16 death of sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)  

1115  Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on this day in history.  

1118  On this day in history death of adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily  

1198  Death of Duke Frederick I of Austria on this day in history.  

1446  On this day in history filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies  

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