On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

  • German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
1939 Highlights

About November 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio