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Historical Events In April - 16

Sunday, 26 September 2021

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

1951  On April - 16 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  Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup on April - 16.  

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  On this day in history kVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history french govt of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis  

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

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

1962  Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News on this day in history.  

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

1968  On this day in history edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82  

1970  On April - 16 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  On this day in history yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72  

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

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 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  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  Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand was born on April - 16.  

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

1646  On this day in history birth of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)  

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)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  Death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on April - 16.  

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

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 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 April - 16.  

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

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