On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1946

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Robert Fripp, British guitarist (King Crimson), born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • Roger Earl, English drummer (Foghat), born in London, England
1946 Highlights

About May 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus