What Happened on April 16, 1940

Historical Events

Sports History

Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller hurls the first and only Opening Day no-hitter in MLB history; beats Chicago WSWhite Sox, 1-0 at Comiskey Park

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro

Famous Birthdays

  • Benoît Bouchard, French Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • David Holford, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 105no, 51 wickets, BB 5/23; Barbados), born in Upper Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Dick Versace, American basketball coach (Bradley University, Indiana Pacers), broadcaster (TNT) and executive (GM Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (d. 2022)

Margrethe II (83 years old)

Queen of Denmark (1972 - present), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), born in Venlo, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, British banker and deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd), born in England
Born in 1940

About April 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries