August 16, 1946 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

Birthdays in History

  • Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief

Deaths in History

  • Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), dies at 71