| Birthdays | Events | Facts | Holidays | Inventions
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1934  On August - 16 uS ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)  

1934  US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (1922 m) in Bathysphere on August - 16.  

1936  11th Olympic games close in Berlin on this day in history.  

1936  11th Olympic games closes in Berlin on this day in history.  

1938  Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27 on this day in history.  

1939  Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies on August - 16.  

1940  45 German aircrafts shot down over England on August - 16.  

1940  On August - 16 billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries  

1941  On this day in history hMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.  

1942  On this day in history premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

1943  1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily) on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history u.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere."  

1944  2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy on this day in history.  

1944  On August - 16 roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28  

1945  On this day in history puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.  

1945  Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29 on August - 16.  

1946  On this day in history great Calcutta blood bath  

1946  On this day in history herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)  

1947  Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs on August - 16.  

1948  On August - 16 the Israeli pound becomes legal tender  

1948  Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem on August - 16.  

1948  On August - 16 babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53  

1949  Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history west Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England  

1951  On August - 16 louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63  

1953  KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins on August - 16.  

1954  Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue on August - 16.  

1954  "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing on this day in history.  

1955  Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor on August - 16.  

1955  On this day in history fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor  

1956  On August - 16 adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate  

1956  Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.  

1958  On August - 16 paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85  

1959  USSR introduces installment buying on this day in history.  

« Previous Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Next Page »

Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on August - 16.  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on August - 16.  

1397  On August - 16 birth of albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on this day in history.  

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  

Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On August - 16 death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

1327  On August - 16 death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  

1358  On this day in history death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

1419  On this day in history death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  On August - 16 death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  

1445  On August - 16 death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

Popular Searches

Poll

Cast Your Vote

If you could time-travel, where would you go?
Past
Future
Present