December 16, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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

Weddings in History

  • Gen Eisenhower's clerk Rickey marries corporal Pearlie

Deaths in History

  • Elisabeth ten Boom dies at 59