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Historical Events In April - 16

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1949  Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85  

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

1953  Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

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

1954  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 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 April - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history arnold Palmer wins his first Masters golf tournament  

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

1959  Helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs  

1959  Charles Halton, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1961  Chic Black Hawks beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup on April - 16.  

1961  15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win on April - 16.  

1962  On April - 16 walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News  

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 this day in history.  

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

1972  On this day in history 2 giants pandas arrive in the US, from China  

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

1972  On April - 16 yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72  

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

1977  On April - 16 alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia  

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

1980  On this day in history l Brozek discovers asteroid #2696 Magion  

1981  On April - 16 columbia space shuttle returns [04/24]  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  On April - 16 birth of king Louis the Pious (d. 840)  

1319  On this day in history birth of king John II of France (d. 1364)  

1495  On April - 16 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  On April - 16 birth of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)  

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

1652  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  On April - 16 death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

0924  Death of Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on April - 16.  

1113  On this day in history death of sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)  

1115  Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on April - 16.  

1118  On April - 16 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  Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on April - 16.  

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