What Happened on July 16, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexis Herman, American politician (23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Assata Shakur, American activist Black Liberation Army) and wanted by FBI, born in Queens, New York
  • Roelof Petrus Meyer, South African under minister of Law & Order etc, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77