On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1941

Historical Events


Sinking ShipAttack on Pearl Harbor

US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor

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USS Arizona ablaze and sinking after the attack on Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona ablaze and sinking after the attack on Pearl Harbor
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  • War Department forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Janes, British tennis player, born in Loughton, United Kingdom
  • Richard Bohringer, French actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
1941 Highlights

About January 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn