What Happened on June 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • George Stinney, a 14-year-old African-American boy, is wrongfully executed for the murder of two white girls, becoming the youngest person ever executed in 20th-century America
  • Iceland adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • US bombs Kyushu Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Barbara Grigor, artist
  • Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion

Famous Deaths

  • Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bengali chemist (founder of Bengal Chemicals And Pharmaceuticals), dies at 82
  • George Stinney, African-American boy wrongfully convicted of murder, is executed by electric chair at 14
  • Marc Bloch, French historian (executed) (b. 1886)