On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)
  • Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College

Famous Birthdays

  • Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43