On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American jazz drummer (Mahavishnu Orchestra), born in Col√≥n, Panama
  • Danny Trejo, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • George Ade, American author (b. 1866)
  • George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78
  • Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • Max Brand, [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies