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

Historic Event

French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house 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 pop 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)
  • Goolam Rajah, South African cricket administrator (manager RSA national team 1991-2011), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2021)
  • 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? 74 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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