October 16, 1946 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

Deaths in History


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
  • Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

BattleExecution

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