Historical Events In December - 16
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on December - 16.
1945 On this day in history fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri
1946 Thailand joins the United Nations on December - 16.
1948 On December - 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
1949 On this day in history swedish Carmaker DebutsA Swedish company by the name of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget produced its first motorcar. In 1965 the concern changed its name to Saab Aktiebolag, and a few years later simply to Saab. The first Saab automobiles were engineered with the precision of fighter planes--the company's other main product.
1949 On December - 16 sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier
1949 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed on December - 16.
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on December - 16.
1950 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs on December - 16.
1950 Otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean
1953 The Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic on this day in history.
1953 On December - 16 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
1956 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances on December - 16.
1957 On this day in history sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1958 Bogota warehouse fire kills 82 on this day in history.
1959 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 on this day in history.
1960 On December - 16 134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City.
1960 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances on this day in history.
1960 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs on December - 16.
1961 On December - 16 boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
1962 On December - 16 constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution
1962 David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres on December - 16.
1963 Kenya joins the United Nations on December - 16.
1965 On this day in history gemini 6 returns to Earth
1965 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on December - 16.
1965 On December - 16 w Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91
1965 On December - 16 william Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
1966 Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK on December - 16.
1969 On December - 16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
1970 On this day in history the first successful landing on Venus (USSR)
1971 Pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh on this day in history.
1972 Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) on December - 16.