On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1940

Historical Events

  • World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Balderstone, English cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2000)
1940 Highlights

About November 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio