On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from American federal prison Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • Joyce Bulifant, American actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia