What Happened on December 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ardennes campaign ('Battle of the Bulge') begins in Belgium
  • German V-2 strikes Antwerp bioscope (638 kill)
  • US 2nd Inf division occupies "Heartbreak Crossroads" Wahlerscheid

Famous Birthdays

  • John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)

Famous Weddings

  • Gen Eisenhower's clerk Rickey marries corporal Pearlie

Famous Deaths

  • Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline
  • Elisabeth ten Boom dies at 59