On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle, Washington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Famous Birthdays

  • George Young, Baron Young of Cookham, British minister of housing & planning, born in Oxford, England
  • Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jan Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oostwold, Netherlands
  • Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician (Mojoj vjernoj publici), born in Tribunj, Croatia