Historical Events In December - 16
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1945 On this day in history cleveland Rams win NFL championship
1945 Fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history thailand joins the United Nations.
1948 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances on this day in history.
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 Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on December - 16.
1949 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed on this day in history.
1950 On December - 16 truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
1950 On this day in history "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 On December - 16 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 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 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 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 On December - 16 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs
1961 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61 on December - 16.
1962 Constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution on December - 16.
1962 David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres on December - 16.
1963 Kenya joins the United Nations on this day in history.
1965 On December - 16 gemini 6 returns to Earth
1965 On this day in history pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
1965 W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1965 On December - 16 william Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
1966 Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK on December - 16.
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 December - 16.
1971 Pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)