On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Lucienne Robillard, Canadian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Aris Velouchiotis, Greek guerrilla resistance leader (b. 1905)