What Happened on October 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

Famous Birthdays

  • Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg trials at 56

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged


Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64