April 16 in History
1787April 16, 1787:
The first American comedy production, “The Contrast” is first aired in New York City.
1849April 16, 1849:
German opera composer Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera dubbed "Le prophète" is first performed by the Paris Opera at the Lepeletier.
1854April 16, 1854:
The greatest piano virtuoso of the 20th century, Franz Liszt’s tone poem titled "Mazeppa" premieres.
1912April 16, 1912:
United States aviator and movie screenwriter, Harriet Quimby becomes the 1st female to fly an aircraft across one of the world busiest shipping area known as ‘the English Channel’.
1932April 16, 1932:
Laurel and Hardy’s comedy film titled “The Music Box”, produced by Hal Roach is premiered in the United States.
1954April 16, 1954:
American commercial broadcast radio and television network, CBS (KVAL TV channel 13) starts broadcasting.
1962April 16, 1962:
Renowned American broadcast journalist, Walter Cronkite, starts presenting Evening News on CBS.
1964April 16, 1964:
The British rock band The Rolling Stones drops their self-titled debut album, released through Decca Records.
1966April 16, 1966:
Bill Russell sets a record of becoming the first African American head coach in the history of the NBA.
1978April 16, 1978:
The American television drama series title “Holocaust” premieres on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
2003April 16, 2003:
The European Union admits 10 new member states including Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
2017April 16, 2017:
662 fans of the late actor and comedian, Charlie Chaplin set a world record in a mass meet at The Chaplin’s World museum.
2018April 16, 2018:
American rapper and record producer Kendrick Lamar sets a record of becoming the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize with his album titled “DAMN”.