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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1923

Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)

Birth
1923

Werner Haentjes, composer

Birth
1923

Pongrac Kacsoh, composer, dies at 50

Death
1924

Noel Coward's "Vortex," premieres in London

Event
1926

Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner

Event
1926

WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions

Event
1926

James McCracken, Gary Ind, dramatic tenor (Rodolfo-La Boh‚me)

Birth
1926

Alfred Koerppen, composer

Birth
1926

Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris

Event
1927

Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

Event
1927

Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88

Death
1927

G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)

Birth
1927

Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)

Birth
1928

Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner)

Birth
1928

Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian

Birth
1929

Ian Board, barkeeper

Birth
1929

Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1

Event
1930

Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

Event
1931

Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82

Death
1931

German SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism

Event
1932

Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)

Birth
1932

Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed

Event
1933

Abe de Vries and Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht

Event
1935

Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30

Death
1936

John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC

Event