What Happened on October 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlfred 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), hanged
  • Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, hanged at 51
  • Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78

Person of interestHans Frank

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

Lawyer Hans Frank
Lawyer
Hans Frank

Person of interestJoachim 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

Person of interestWilhelm 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