On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1944

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

  • Ferdinand Alphons Marie van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter, dies at 27
  • George Ade, American playwright, writer and humorist (Counsel Widow, Fables in Slang), dies at 78
  • Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • Max Brand [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies
1944 Highlights

About May 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus