Historical Events In December - 16
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
1925 Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College on this day in history.
1926 On December - 16 darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris
1926 On this day in history alfred Koerppen, composer
1927 On December - 16 cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia
1927 On December - 16 g Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
1927 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88 on December - 16.
1928 On this day in history peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
1929 On December - 16 the first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks)
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 Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award on December - 16.
1931 On this day in history german SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism
1931 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82 on December - 16.
1932 Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed on December - 16.
1932 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse) on this day in history.
1933 On December - 16 abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
1935 On December - 16 thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30
1936 On December - 16 john Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC
1936 Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center on December - 16.
1937 On December - 16 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.
1937 On December - 16 jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1938 On this day in history bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles
1939 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes on December - 16.
1940 On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim
1940 On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
1941 Sarawak occupied by the Japanese on December - 16.
1941 Sarawak occupied by Japanese on December - 16.
1942 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan on December - 16.
1943 On this day in history "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200
1944 On this day in history battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium
1944 On this day in history germans begin Battle of the Bulge to strike back at U.S. troops.
1944 The Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium on December - 16.
1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium on this day in history.
1944 On December - 16 glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orch leader (Danny boy), dies at 40