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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on December - 16.  

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

1717  On December - 16 birth of elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)  

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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 December - 16 pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  On December - 16 death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on December - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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