On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday

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