Historical Events In December - 16
Sunday, 07 June 2020
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on this day in history.
1945 Fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri on this day in history.
1946 On December - 16 thailand joins the United Nations.
1948 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances on this day in history.
1949 Swedish Carmaker DebutsA Swedish company by the name of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget produced its first motorcar. In 1965 the concern changed its name to Saab Aktiebolag, and a few years later simply to Saab. The first Saab automobiles were engineered with the precision of fighter planes--the company's other main product on this day in history.
1949 Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on this day in history.
1949 On December - 16 traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on this day in history.
1950 On December - 16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1950 On this day in history otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70
1952 Lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean on this day in history.
1953 The Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic on December - 16.
1953 On December - 16 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
1956 On this day in history "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
1957 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan on this day in history.
1958 Bogota warehouse fire kills 82 on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
1960 On this day in history 134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City.
1960 On December - 16 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
1960 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63 on December - 16.
1961 On December - 16 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs
1961 On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
1962 On this day in history constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution
1962 David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres on this day in history.
1963 Kenya joins the United Nations on this day in history.
1965 On December - 16 gemini 6 returns to Earth
1965 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.
1965 W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1965 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1966 Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK on December - 16.
1969 On this day in history "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
1970 On December - 16 the first successful landing on Venus (USSR)
1971 Pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh on December - 16.
1972 Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) on December - 16.