Historical Events In May - 16
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1941 On this day in history last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham)
1941 On this day in history nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT)
1941 On May - 16 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 this day in history.
1942 1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies
1943 German troops destroy synagogue of Warsaw on this day in history.
1943 On May - 16 jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
1943 On May - 16 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.
1943 On this day in history rAF bombs Möhne & Eder (Battle of Ruhr)
1943 On this day in history -17th] RAF bombs MĂ¶hne & Eder (Battle of Ruhr)
1944 Military police attack gypsies on May - 16.
1944 On May - 16 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.
1944 On May - 16 the first of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
1944 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz on May - 16.
1944 George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78 on May - 16.
1945 On May - 16 9th Division lands at Brunei
1945 Violent battles around Sugar Loaf/Half Moon Okinawa on this day in history.
1946 The Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun opens on May - 16.
1948 On this day in history cBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
1948 Chaim Weizmann elected first President of Israel on May - 16.
1948 Egyptians enter the Gaza on May - 16.
1948 Israel issues its first postage stamps on this day in history.
1949 On May - 16 william Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
1952 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v S Afr 1892), dies on May - 16.
1954 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1955 On this day in history king Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
1955 On May - 16 ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown
1955 The birth of Debra Winger, American film actress on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history james Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY
1956 Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China on this day in history.
1956 On May - 16 great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1957 On May - 16 major Irwin, USAF flies a Lockheed Starfighter to a record 1,404.18 MPH