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Historical Events In April - 16

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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 April - 16.  

1949  On this day in history sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 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  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  On April - 16 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 April - 16.  

1958  French govt of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis on April - 16.  

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

1959  On April - 16 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 April - 16.  

1966  Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain on April - 16.  

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

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

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

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 April - 16.  

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

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

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

1980  L Brozek discovers asteroid #2696 Magion on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of king Louis the Pious (d. 840)  

1319  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on April - 16.  

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

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

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

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

1113  Death of Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050) on this day in history.  

1115  On April - 16 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 April - 16 filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies  

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