What Happened on October 16, 1946

Historical Events

Nuremberg Trials

10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg war trials, including Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Alfred Jodl

Famous Birthdays

  • Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Bollywood; Ashanti; Deceivers), born in Karachi, India (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl (1890-1946)

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

  • 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

Hans FrankHans Frank (1900-1946)

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

Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop (1893-1946)

Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

  • Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged

Wilhelm KeitelWilhelm Keitel (1882-1946)

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


1946 Highlights

About October 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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