Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1934 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) on August - 16.
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 August - 16.
1939 On this day in history ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
1940 On August - 16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 On August - 16 billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries
1941 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England on this day in history.
1942 On August - 16 premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily) on August - 16.
1944 U.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere." on this day in history.
1944 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy on August - 16.
1944 On this day in history roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
1945 Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
1946 Great Calcutta blood bath on August - 16.
1946 Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism) on August - 16.
1947 On this day in history ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
1948 On August - 16 the Israeli pound becomes legal tender
1948 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem on August - 16.
1948 On this day in history babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949 On August - 16 margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England on this day in history.
1951 Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history kTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1954 Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue on this day in history.
1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing on August - 16.
1955 On August - 16 fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor
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 On this day in history bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73
1958 On this day in history paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85
1959 USSR introduces installment buying on August - 16.