On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


PlaneOperation Magic Carpet

Operation Magic Carpet begins with 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
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Jews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries
Jews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries

Famous Birthdays

  • Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • Chi Coltrane, US pianist and singer, born in Racine, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (electrostatic precipitator), dies at 71