Historical Events In December - 16
Sunday, 18 April 2021
1945 On this day in history cleveland Rams win NFL championship
1945 On this day in history fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri
1946 On this day in history thailand joins the United Nations.
1948 On December - 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
1949 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 on this day in history.
1949 Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on December - 16.
1949 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed on December - 16.
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on this day in history.
1950 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs on December - 16.
1950 On December - 16 otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70
1952 On this day in history lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean
1953 On December - 16 the Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic.
1953 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters) on December - 16.
1956 On this day in history "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
1957 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan on December - 16.
1958 On December - 16 bogota warehouse fire kills 82
1959 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 on this day in history.
1960 134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City on this day in history.
1960 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances on December - 16.
1960 On December - 16 anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
1961 On this day in history "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs
1961 On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
1962 On December - 16 constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution
1962 On December - 16 david Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres
1963 On December - 16 kenya joins the United Nations.
1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth on December - 16.
1965 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.
1965 W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1965 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91 on December - 16.
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 The first successful landing on Venus (USSR) on December - 16.
1971 On this day in history pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh
1972 Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) on December - 16.