Historical Events In October - 16
Monday, 06 April 2020
1943 Anti Jewish riot in Rome on this day in history.
1944 Hungary: Horthy govt falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier on this day in history.
1944 On October - 16 eric Westberg, composer, dies at 52
1945 UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence on October - 16.
1946 On this day in history 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
1946 Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged on this day in history.
1948 On October - 16 "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
1948 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies on October - 16.
1949 On October - 16 wDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 On this day in history hale Ascher VanderCook, composer, dies at 85
1951 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi on October - 16.
1951 Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar on this day in history.
1952 Woolworth's opens in San Francisco at Powell & Market street on this day in history.
1952 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
1956 "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres on this day in history.
1957 On October - 16 queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit Williamsburg Virginia
1957 On October - 16 queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
1958 On this day in history benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
1959 On October - 16 george C Marshall, US army general, dies at 78
1960 On this day in history nL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
1962 On October - 16 cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962 On October - 16 byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1962 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1964 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power on October - 16.
1969 Soyuz 6 (Russian) returns to Earth on this day in history.
1970 On October - 16 anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Nasser
1972 The Commission of Inquiry in the Matter of the Employment Practices Relating to the Running-Trades' Employees in the Railway Industry, the Gallagher Commission publishes its report. This looked at the employment practices, particularly hours of work on October - 16.
1972 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1973 Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize on this day in history.
1973 On October - 16 gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
1976 On this day in history soyuz 23 (Russian) returns to Earth
1977 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81 on October - 16.
1978 On October - 16 polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II