On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen, Oregon

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambian politician. Prime Minister (1962-70), President of Gambia (1970-94), born in Barajally, British Gambia
  • Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, dies at 75