On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60
  • National Gallery of Art opens in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize


Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 2018)

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