What Happened on January 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
  • Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor