On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Premier Winston Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968, 69; Miami Floridians), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2020)
1942 Highlights

About August 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo