On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1941

Historical Events

  • 1st US radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"
  • Italian army under Aosta surrenders to Britain at Amba Alagi, Ethiopia
  • Last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham)
  • Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAldrich Ames

Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • Maurice Henry Weddington, composer
1941 Highlights

About May 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus