On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
  • British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75

Famous Birthdays

  • Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer, born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer, born in Timişoara, Romania
  • John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer, born in Orbec, Normandy, France