Historical Events In December - 16
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on this day in history.
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 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances on December - 16.
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 December - 16.
1949 Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on December - 16.
1950 On this day in history "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1950 On this day in history 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 this day in history the Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic.
1953 On this day in history 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
1956 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances on this day in history.
1957 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan on December - 16.
1958 Bogota warehouse fire kills 82 on this day in history.
1959 On December - 16 snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
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 December - 16.
1960 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63 on December - 16.
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs on this day in history.
1961 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61 on December - 16.
1962 On this day in history constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution
1962 On December - 16 david Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres
1963 On this day in history kenya joins the United Nations.
1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth on December - 16.
1965 On this day in history pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
1965 W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1965 On December - 16 william Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
1966 On December - 16 beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK
1969 On this day in history "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 On December - 16 miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)