What Happened on October 16, 1940

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. is promoted to brigadier general, the first African-American person to become a general in the US military

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Corbin, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Maurice"; One Tree Hill - "Coach Durham"), born in Lamesa, Texas
  • Célio Taveira, Brazilian soccer striker (3 caps; Vasco da Gama, Nacional, Corinthians), born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2020)

Dave DeBusschereDave DeBusschere (1940-2003)

American NBA forward (NY Knicks) and last ABA commissioner (1975-76), born in Detroit, Michigan

Born in 1940

About October 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra