On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1944

Historical Events

  • Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Westberg, Swedish composer, dies at 52
  • John Eigenhuis, Dutch writer (The Dike), dies at 78
1944 Highlights

About October 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra