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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  On December - 16 birth of catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII  

1584  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on December - 16.  

1614  On December - 16 birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

1622  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

1714  On this day in history birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  On December - 16 birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  On December - 16 death of empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)  

0714  On this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on this day in history.  

0875  On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

0882  On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on December - 16.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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