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Historical Events For March - 16

Friday, 26 May 2017

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  On this day in history university of Waterloo starts bilingual course in Honours French and Political Science; for students preparing to enter federal Civil Service.  

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

1966  On this day in history gemini 8 launched with Armstrong &Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits  

1966  On this day 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 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 March - 16.  

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1968  On March - 16 my Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die  

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

1968  On this day in history june Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60  

1969  Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155 on March - 16.  

1970  New English Bible published on March - 16.  

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

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

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

1971  On this day in history bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70  

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

1972  On this day in history john &Yoko are served with deportation papers  

1972  Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1973  Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79 on March - 16.  

1974  On March - 16 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  T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1976  On March - 16 british premier Harold Wilson resigns  

1977  US President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland on March - 16.  

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

1978  Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed on March - 16.  

1978  On March - 16 soyuz 26 returns to Earth  

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

1978  US Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty on this day in history.  

1978  Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  On March - 16 birth of thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401)  

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

1473  On this day in history birth of henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)  

1581  On March - 16 birth of pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)  

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  René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1634  Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In March - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0455  On this day in history death of valentinian III, Roman Emperor (b. 419)  

1021  Death of Heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III on this day in history.  

1037  Death of Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen on March - 16.  

1072  On this day in history adalbert, archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies  

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

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

1485  On March - 16 death of anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)  

1536  Death of Ibrahim Pasha, grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45 on March - 16.  

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