On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 45 German aircrafts shot down over England

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Desgrange, French cyclist, journalist and founder of the Tour de France, dies at 75