Historical Events In December - 16
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on December - 16.
1945 Fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri on this day in history.
1946 Thailand joins the United Nations on this day in history.
1948 On December - 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
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 December - 16.
1949 Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on December - 16.
1949 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed on December - 16.
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on December - 16.
1950 On this day in history "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1950 On December - 16 otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70
1952 On this day in history lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean
1953 On December - 16 the Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic.
1953 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters) on this day in history.
1956 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances on this day in history.
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 December - 16.
1959 On this day in history snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
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 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 this day in history.
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs on this day in history.
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 On this day in history kenya joins the United Nations.
1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth on December - 16.
1965 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on December - 16.
1965 On December - 16 w Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91
1965 On this day in history william Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
1966 On this day in history beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK
1969 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing on December - 16.
1970 The first successful landing on Venus (USSR) on this day in history.
1971 Pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh on December - 16.
1972 On December - 16 miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)