What Happened on October 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army
  • Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
  • Warsaw Ghetto is formed by German Governor-General Hans Frank

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dave DeBusschere, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere