Historical Events In December - 16
Monday, 19 April 2021
1925 On this day in history alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
1926 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
1926 On December - 16 alfred Koerppen, composer
1927 On December - 16 cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia
1927 G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!) on this day in history.
1927 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88 on December - 16.
1928 On this day in history peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
1929 On December - 16 the first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks)
1929 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1 on December - 16.
1929 On this day in history ian Board, barkeeper
1930 Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award on December - 16.
1931 German SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism on December - 16.
1931 On December - 16 gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82
1932 On December - 16 heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed
1932 On this day in history rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)
1933 Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht on this day in history.
1935 Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30 on this day in history.
1936 John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC on December - 16.
1936 Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center on December - 16.
1937 Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again on December - 16.
1937 Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again) on December - 16.
1938 Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles on December - 16.
1939 On December - 16 bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
1940 On December - 16 british air raid on Mannheim
1940 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.
1941 On December - 16 sarawak occupied by the Japanese
1941 Sarawak occupied by Japanese on this day in history.
1942 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan on December - 16.
1943 "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200 on December - 16.
1944 Battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium on this day in history.
1944 Germans begin Battle of the Bulge to strike back at U.S. troops on December - 16.
1944 The Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium on this day in history.
1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium on this day in history.
1944 Glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orch leader (Danny boy), dies at 40 on this day in history.