On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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Jean Batten reaches Auckland, New Zealand after flying solo from Kent, England in a record 11 days and 45 minutes

Aviator Jean Batten
Jean Batten

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Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • Gerardo Gandini, composer
  • Peter Bowles, English actor