Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1934 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) on this day in history.
1934 US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (1922 m) in Bathysphere on August - 16.
1936 On August - 16 11th Olympic games close in Berlin
1936 On this day in history 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
1938 On August - 16 robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27
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 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 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 U.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere." on August - 16.
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 this day in history.
1946 Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism) on August - 16.
1947 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs on August - 16.
1948 The Israeli pound becomes legal tender on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
1948 Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53 on this day in history.
1949 Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48 on August - 16.
1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England on this day in history.
1951 On August - 16 louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
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 On this day in history "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1955 Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor on August - 16.
1955 On August - 16 fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1956 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate on this day in history.
1956 On August - 16 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.