On This Day In History, 16 January

On This Day In History 16 January Image

World Events Today

  • The League of Nations held its first meeting today in 1920
  • Adolf Hitler moved into the Führerbunker, the air raid shelter located near the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, today in 1945
  • Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, better known more simply as Colonel Gaddafi, became the Prime Minister of Libya today in 1970

Entertainment Events Today

  • The musical Hello Dolly, with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman, opened in New York City today in 1964, it ran for 2,844 performances
  • The last episode of the American western television series Bonanza, was aired today in 1973 on the NBC network, it was episode 431
  • The British television natural history series The Life on Earth, A Natural History, by David Attenborough, aired on the BBC for the first time today in 1979

Family Events Today

  • The French industrialist André Jules Michelin was born today in 1853 in Paris, he and his brother Édouard founded the Michelin Tyre Company
  • Helen Folasade Adu, better known as the Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress Sade, was born today in 1959
  • The British supermodel Kate Moss was born today in 1974 in Croydon

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Nothing Day

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