What Happened on March 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize

  • National Gallery of Art opens in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73