On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer, born in Alcoy, Spain
  • Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model, born in Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • John Walton, Baron Walton of Detchant, British physician (Warden of Green College Oxford) (d. 2016)
  • Mike Reynolds, Australian politician (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland 2006-09), born in Manly, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63