What Happened on March 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
  • Jan P. Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)
  • Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSelma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf