Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 22 March 2019
1934 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) on August - 16.
1934 On August - 16 uS explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (1922 m) in Bathysphere
1936 On August - 16 11th Olympic games close in Berlin
1936 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin on this day in history.
1938 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27 on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
1940 On August - 16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 On this day in history billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries
1941 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England on August - 16.
1942 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on this day in history.
1943 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily) on this day in history.
1944 On August - 16 u.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere."
1944 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy on August - 16.
1944 On August - 16 roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
1945 Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops on August - 16.
1945 On August - 16 nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
1946 On this day in history great Calcutta blood bath
1946 On this day in history herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
1947 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs on August - 16.
1948 The Israeli pound becomes legal tender on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
1948 On this day in history babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949 On this day in history margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
1950 On August - 16 west Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
1951 Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63 on August - 16.
1953 On August - 16 kTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1954 Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue on this day in history.
1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing on August - 16.
1955 Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor on this day in history.
1955 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor on this day in history.
1956 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate on August - 16.
1956 Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.
1958 Paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1959 USSR introduces installment buying on August - 16.