On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aaron Copland and Agnes de Mille's ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
  • National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool

Famous Deaths

  • 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed