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Historical Events In April - 16

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

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

1949  Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history british royal yacht Britannica taken out of service  

1954  On April - 16 detroit Red Wings beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup  

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

1955  The birth of Ellen Barkin, American actress on this day in history.  

1955  Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded on April - 16.  

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

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  On April - 16 french govt of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis  

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  "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs on this day in history.  

1959  Charles Halton, dies at 83 on April - 16.  

1961  Chic Black Hawks beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

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 April - 16.  

1968  Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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  Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands) on April - 16.  

1972  On this day in history yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72  

1974  On this day in history 200,000 attend rock concert Calif Jam I in Ontario Calif  

1977  On this day in history alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia  

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

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

1981  Columbia space shuttle returns [04/24] on April - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  King Louis the Pious (d. 840) was born on April - 16.  

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

1495  On this day in history birth of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)  

1628  On April - 16 birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

1635  Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter was born on April - 16.  

1646  Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708) was born on April - 16.  

1648  John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) was born on April - 16.  

1652  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On April - 16 death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  On this day in history death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

0924  On this day in history death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

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  Death of Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on this day in history.  

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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