November 16

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1986 Siobhán McKenna (63), Belfast-born stage and screen actor, died.
  • 1965 W.T. (William Thomas) Cosgrave (85), politician, leader of Cumann na nGaedheal (1922–33), leader of Fine Gael (1934–44) and first president of the Executive Council of the Free State (1922–32), died.
  • 1615 St Columbanus, monk and missionary from Bangor, Co. Down, died in Bobbio, northern Italy, the site of his most famous monastery.
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