On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1945

Historical Events

  • Founding of UNESCO, the 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

  • Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, and songwriter ("Take Me To The River"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Germantown, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Martine van Hamel, Dutch ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
1945 Highlights

About November 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio