Historical Events In December - 16
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1925 Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College on December - 16.
1926 On December - 16 darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris
1926 On this day in history alfred Koerppen, composer
1927 Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia on this day in history.
1927 G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!) on December - 16.
1927 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1928 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian on December - 16.
1929 The first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks) on this day in history.
1929 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1 on this day in history.
1929 Ian Board, barkeeper on December - 16.
1930 On this day in history golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award
1931 German SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism on December - 16.
1931 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1932 On this day in history heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed
1932 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse) on December - 16.
1933 Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht on this day in history.
1935 Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30 on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history john Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC
1936 On December - 16 morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
1937 Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again on December - 16.
1937 On December - 16 jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1938 On December - 16 bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles
1939 On this day in history bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
1940 On December - 16 british air raid on Mannheim
1940 On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
1941 On December - 16 sarawak occupied by the Japanese
1941 Sarawak occupied by Japanese on this day in history.
1942 On December - 16 hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
1943 On December - 16 "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200
1944 Battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium on December - 16.
1944 Germans begin Battle of the Bulge to strike back at U.S. troops on December - 16.
1944 The Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium on this day in history.
1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium on December - 16.
1944 On December - 16 glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orch leader (Danny boy), dies at 40