On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1942

Historical Events

  • Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • Willie Carson, Scottish jockey, born in Stirling, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart attack at 38
1942 Highlights

About November 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio