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, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Assata Shakur, American activist
  • Roelof P Meyer, South African under minister of Law & Order etc
  • Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)

Famous Deaths

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