On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1952

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianna Rolandi, American soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
  • Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)

Famous Deaths

  • Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)