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Historical Events Happened In March - 16

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

1964  Paul Hornung &Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension on this day in history.  

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 March - 16, 1965 in history.  

1966  "Man From Uncle" star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London on this day in history.  

1966  Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong &Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits on this day in history.  

1966  On March - 16, 1966 in history on this day in 1966 General Motors produced its 100,000,000th car, an Oldsmobile Toronado  

1967  Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history james Friskin, composer, dies at 80  

1968  On this day in history 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  

1968  My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die on March - 16, 1968 in history.  

1968  On this day in history robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign  

1968  June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 on March - 16, 1968 in history.  

1969  On this day in history viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155  

1970  On this day in history new English Bible published  

1970  Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1971  On March - 16, 1971 in history 13th Grammy Awards Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win  

1971  On March - 16, 1971 in history the first SH-2D Lamps (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) helicopter test flight took place at Kaman's Bloomfield, Connecticut Facility  

1971  Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1971  13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win on March - 16, 1971 in history.  

1972  On March - 16, 1972 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 March - 16, 1973 in history carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79  

1974  On March - 16, 1974 in history the first performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville  

1975  US Mariner 10 makes 3rd &final fly-by of Mercury on March - 16, 1975 in history.  

1975  On March - 16, 1975 in history t-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64  

1976  British premier Harold Wilson resigns on this day in history.  

1977  US President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland on this day in history.  

1978  Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast on this day in history.  

1978  On March - 16, 1978 in history red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed  

1978  On this day in history soyuz 26 returns to Earth  

1978  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on March - 16, 1978 in history.  

1978  US Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty on March - 16, 1978 in history.  

1978  On March - 16, 1978 in history aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401) was born on March - 16, 1338 in history.  

1445  Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510) was born on March - 16, 1445 in history.  

1473  On March - 16, 1473 in history birth of henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)  

1581  Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647) was born on this day in history.  

1585  On this day in history birth of gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)  

1609  Michael Franck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1631  On this day in history birth of rené Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)  

1634  On this day in history birth of contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist  

Famous Deaths In March - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0455  Death of Valentinian III, Roman Emperor (b. 419) on this day in history.  

1021  Death of Heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III on March - 16, 1021 in history.  

1037  Death of Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen on this day in history.  

1072  On March - 16, 1072 in history adalbert, archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies  

1322  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1276) on March - 16, 1322 in history.  

1410  Death of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (b. 1373) on this day in history.  

1485  On this day in history death of anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)  

1536  On March - 16, 1536 in history death of ibrahim Pasha, grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45