What Happened on November 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
Actor Ray Milland
Ray Milland
Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)
  • Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College

Famous Birthdays

  • Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43