On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1946

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields' musical "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Ethel Merman and featuring "There's No Business Like Show Business" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Robert Fripp, British progressive rock guitarist, composer (King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"; Fripp & Eno; Bowie - "Heroes"), record producer (Roches; Peter Gabriel; Darryl Hall), and Mr. Toyah Wilcox, born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • Roger Earl, British drummer (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Hampton Court Palace, London, England
1946 Highlights

About May 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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