On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, New Mexicao; reaches altitude of 8 km
  • Dutch Special Court of Justice sentences Frederik Müller, Socialist mayor of Rotterdam, to 10 years in jail for his wartime support of Germany
  • Mel Ott playing in right field for NY Giants hits his 511th and final MLB home run in 8-4 Opening Day win over Philadelphia Phillies

Famous Birthdays

  • Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • Pēteris Vasks, Latvian contemporary classical composer, and double bassist (Distant Light; The Fruit Of Silence), born in Aizpute, Latvia

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born American race car driver and automobile designer, takes his own life at 61
1946 Highlights

About April 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries