Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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 this day in history.
1936 On August - 16 11th Olympic games close in Berlin
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 this day in history.
1940 On this day in history 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 On this day in history billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries
1941 On August - 16 hMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
1942 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on August - 16.
1943 On this day in history 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
1944 U.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere." on August - 16.
1944 On August - 16 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
1944 Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28 on August - 16.
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 On this day in history great Calcutta blood bath
1946 On August - 16 herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
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 this day in history.
1948 Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53 on August - 16.
1949 Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England on August - 16.
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 On this day in history sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue
1954 On August - 16 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1955 On August - 16 fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor
1955 On August - 16 fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1956 On this day in history 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 this day in history paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85
1959 USSR introduces installment buying on August - 16.