On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD

Famous Birthdays

  • "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • Ewald Vanvugt, Dutch author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Johnny Watkins, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust), born in Newcastle, New South Wales
  • Ruth Madoc, British singer and actress (Hi Di Hi), born in Norwich, Norfolk