On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indian Bob Feller hurls an opening day no-hitter vs Chic, 1-0
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro

Famous Birthdays

  • BenoĆ®t Bouchard, French-Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • David Holford, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests), born in Upper Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados

Person of interestMargrethe II

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

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • 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