On This Day

November 16, 1950 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

Birthdays in History

  • Carl J. Meade, Major USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64), born in Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois

Deaths in History

  • "Dr. Bob" Smith, American physician and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, dies of colon cancer at 71