Historical Events In May - 16
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1941 Last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham) on May - 16.
1941 Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT) on May - 16.
1941 On this day in history 1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"
1942 The first transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma on May - 16.
1942 1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma on May - 16.
1942 Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies on this day in history.
1943 On May - 16 german troops destroy synagogue of Warsaw
1943 On May - 16 jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
1943 Nazi officer Jergen Stroop reports to his superiors that the Warsaw ghetto is no longer in existence. According to his calculations 7,000 Jews have been killed in street fighting, 30,000 have been deported to Treblinka and 5-6,000 have perished in flames on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history rAF bombs Möhne & Eder (Battle of Ruhr)
1943 On May - 16 -17th] RAF bombs Möhne & Eder (Battle of Ruhr)
1944 Military police attack gypsies on May - 16.
1944 Rabbi Weissmandl sends out pleas to bomb camp and rail lines - based on his "Auschwitz Protocol" - a 31 page report from escapees' eyewitness accounts of Rudolph Verba and Alfred Wetzler on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history the first of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
1944 On May - 16 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
1944 On this day in history george Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78
1945 On May - 16 9th Division lands at Brunei
1945 Violent battles around Sugar Loaf/Half Moon Okinawa on May - 16.
1946 The Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun opens on this day in history.
1948 On May - 16 cBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
1948 On May - 16 chaim Weizmann elected first President of Israel
1948 Egyptians enter the Gaza on May - 16.
1948 On this day in history israel issues its first postage stamps
1949 On this day in history william Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
1952 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v S Afr 1892), dies on this day in history.
1954 On May - 16 clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
1955 Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in 9 (San Fransisco) for heavyweight boxing title on May - 16.
1955 King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown
1955 On this day in history the birth of Debra Winger, American film actress
1955 James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY on May - 16.
1956 On this day in history egypt recognizes People's Republic of China
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia on this day in history.
1957 Major Irwin, USAF flies a Lockheed Starfighter to a record 1,404.18 MPH on May - 16.