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Historical Events In April - 16

Saturday, 13 August 2022

1949  Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup on April - 16.  

1949  On this day in history stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games  

1949  On April - 16 sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54  

1951  On this day in history british submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75  

1951  On April - 16 emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85  

1952  On April - 16 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances  

1953  On April - 16 montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1956  1st solar powered radios go on sale on April - 16.  

1957  On this day in history montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup  

1957  Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

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

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  On April - 16 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win  

1962  On this day in history walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News  

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  70 die in a snow crush (France) on this day in history.  

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 April - 16 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  Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia on April - 16.  

1978  On April - 16 lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80  

1980  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 birth of king John II of France (d. 1364)  

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  On April - 16 birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

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

1648  John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) was born on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history birth of clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)  

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

0924  On April - 16 death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

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

1115  On this day in history svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]  

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 April - 16.  

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

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