On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1940

Historical Events

  • British air raid on Mannheim

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitri van Toren, Dutch singer-songwriter, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Hamilton, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
  • William Wallace, Scottish composer, dies at 80
1940 Highlights

About December 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius