Historical Events For March - 16
Friday, 24 February 2017
1964 On March - 16 paul Hornung &Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
1964 Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1965 University of Waterloo starts bilingual course in Honours French and Political Science; for students preparing to enter federal Civil Service on this day in history.
1966 On March - 16 "Man From Uncle" star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
1966 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong &Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits on March - 16.
1966 On this day in 1966 General Motors produced its 100,000,000th car, an Oldsmobile Toronado on March - 16.
1967 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down on March - 16.
1967 Quebec raises provincial sales taxes from 6% to 8%; new program to supplement family allowance; highest sales tax in Canada on this day in history.
1967 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80 on March - 16.
1968 During the Vietnam War, a U.S. Army platoon from Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division, massacres over four hundred unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the village of My Lai in the district of Song My on this day in history.
1968 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die on March - 16.
1968 On March - 16 robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign
1968 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1969 Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155 on this day in history.
1970 New English Bible published on March - 16.
1970 On March - 16 arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
1971 13th Grammy Awards Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win on March - 16.
1971 The first SH-2D Lamps (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) helicopter test flight took place at Kaman's Bloomfield, Connecticut Facility on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
1971 On this day in history 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
1972 On this day in history john &Yoko are served with deportation papers
1972 On this day in history harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72
1973 On this day in history carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79
1974 The first performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville on this day in history.
1975 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd &final fly-by of Mercury on March - 16.
1975 On this day in history t-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64
1976 On March - 16 british premier Harold Wilson resigns
1977 US President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast
1978 On this day in history red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1978 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 On March - 16 uS Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty
1978 Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists on March - 16.