Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 22 January 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 August - 16.
1938 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27 on this day in history.
1939 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies on August - 16.
1940 On this day in history 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries on August - 16.
1941 On this day in history hMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
1942 On August - 16 premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 On August - 16 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
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 this day in history roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
1945 Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops on this day in history.
1945 Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.
1946 Great Calcutta blood bath on this day in history.
1946 Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism) on August - 16.
1947 On August - 16 ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
1948 On August - 16 the Israeli pound becomes legal tender
1948 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949 Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history west Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
1951 Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1953 On August - 16 kTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1954 On this day in history sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue
1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing on this day in history.
1955 On August - 16 fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor
1955 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor on this day in history.
1956 On August - 16 adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
1956 On this day in history bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73
1958 On this day in history paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85
1959 On August - 16 uSSR introduces installment buying