On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1942

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 drummer (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Litherland, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed
1942 Highlights

About October 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra