What Happened on March 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize
  • National Gallery of Art opens in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

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