What Happened on December 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British air raid on Mannheim

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitri van Toren, Dutch vocalist/composer

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Hamilton, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
  • William Wallace, composer, dies at 80