On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: World War II veteran Lloyd Mangrum defeats Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi in 36 playoff holes to win his only major title

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson

Famous Birthdays

  • Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut
  • Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)
  • Simon Williams, American actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
  • Miloje Milojević, Serbian composer, dies at 61