On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Evening with Yves Montand" closes at John Golden Theatre, NYC after 55 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
  • Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano singer, prima donna, dies at 93