On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
  • Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor