Historical Events In December - 16
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on December - 16.
1945 On December - 16 fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri
1946 On December - 16 thailand joins the United Nations.
1948 On December - 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
1949 On December - 16 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.
1949 On December - 16 sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier
1949 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
1950 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs on December - 16.
1950 Otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1952 Lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history the Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic.
1953 On December - 16 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
1956 On December - 16 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
1957 On December - 16 sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1958 On this day in history bogota warehouse fire kills 82
1959 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 on December - 16.
1960 134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City on this day in history.
1960 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances on this day in history.
1960 On December - 16 anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs on this day in history.
1961 On December - 16 boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
1962 On December - 16 constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution
1962 On December - 16 david Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres
1963 On this day in history kenya joins the United Nations.
1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1965 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on December - 16.
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 On December - 16 beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK
1969 On December - 16 "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 On this day in history pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh
1972 Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) on December - 16.
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