March 16, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Birthdays in History

  • Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor)
  • Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
  • Jan P Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf