On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1947 NFL Draft: Bob Fenimore from University of Oklahoma A&M first pick by Chicago Bears

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Thailand joins the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Promised Country), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • Benny Andersson, Swedish composer and musician (ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Eduard Krieger, Austrian soccer defensive midfielder (25 caps; Austria Wien, Club Brugge K.V., LASK Linz), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Terence Knox, American actor (Peter-St Elsewhere), born in Richland, Washington
  • Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist (The English Concert), born in Canterbury, England
1946 Highlights

About December 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius