Historical Events In December - 16
Sunday, 07 June 2020
1925 On December - 16 alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
1926 On this day in history 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 December - 16.
1927 G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!) on this day in history.
1927 On December - 16 hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88
1928 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian on this day in history.
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 On December - 16 golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award
1931 On December - 16 german SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism
1931 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82 on December - 16.
1932 On this day in history heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed
1932 On December - 16 rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)
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 December - 16.
1936 John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC on December - 16.
1936 Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes on this day in history.
1940 On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim
1940 On December - 16 m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
1941 On this day in history 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 "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200 on December - 16.
1944 On this day in history battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium
1944 Germans begin Battle of the Bulge to strike back at U.S. troops on December - 16.
1944 On December - 16 the Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium.
1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orch leader (Danny boy), dies at 40