On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1946

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Historical Events


Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg war trials, including Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Alfred Jodl
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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.

Famous Birthdays

  • Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
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Famous Deaths


BattleAlfred Jodl

Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg trials at 56

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS/SD), hanged at 43
  • Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, hanged at 51
  • Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor (Hebridean Symphony), dies at 78

BattleHans Frank

Hans Frank, German Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg war trials at 46

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank

BattleJoachim von Ribbentrop

Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged

BattleWilhelm Keitel

Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64

German WWII General Wilhelm Keitel
German WWII General
Wilhelm Keitel