On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • António Mascarenhas Monteiro, 2nd President of Cape Verde
  • Richard Ford, American author (Sportswriter)

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom-Cat On The Keys), dies of complications of pneumonia aggravated by acute alcohol poisoning at 32
  • Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
1944 Highlights

About February 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius