Historical Events In December - 16
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on December - 16.
1945 On December - 16 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 this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1950 Otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70 on December - 16.
1952 On December - 16 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 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters) on December - 16.
1956 On December - 16 "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 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 134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City on December - 16.
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 On this day in history "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs
1961 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.
1962 Constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution on this day in history.
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 On December - 16 pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
1965 W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on December - 16.
1965 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1966 Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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.