He is the top tank ace in history.
- Zwi Greengold
- Kurt Knispel
- Fritz Lang
- Michael Wittmann
Today in History: Born on January 16
Vittorio Alfieri, Italian tragic poet (Cleopatra, Parigi shastigliata).
Samuel McIntire, architect of Salem, Massachusetts.
John C. Breckinridge, 14th U.S. Vice President, Confederate Secretary of War.
Ethel Merman, U.S. singer and actress, the "Queen of Broadway."
Susan Sontag, American essayist and novelist (The Style of Radical Will, Illness as a Metaphor).