On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
  • 1st US air raid on Ambon
  • German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow
  • Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • Gavin Bryars, composer
  • Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88