On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
  • Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek David Bourgeois, composer
  • Erkki Jokinen, composer
  • Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)