What Happened on April 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
  • Cleve Indian Bob Feller hurls an opening day no-hitter vs Chic, 1-0
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro

Famous Birthdays

  • BenoĆ®t Bouchard, French-Canadian politician
  • David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
  • Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), born in Venlo, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Stephen Lawrence Pruslin, composer