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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1909  Paul Smith Callaway, composer on this day in history.  

1910  Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907] on August - 16.  

1910  Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer, dies at 69 on August - 16.  

1911  Karl Munzinger, composer, dies at 68 on August - 16.  

1912  Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister on this day in history.  

1913  On August - 16 the birth of Menachem Begin, Israeli statesman  

1913  On this day in history tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.  

1913  Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978) on August - 16.  

1914  German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)  

1915  On this day in history kC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0  

1915  Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody) on August - 16.  

1917  Prv. Harry Brown (10th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)  

1918  On this day in history uS troops overthrows Archangelsk  

1920  On August - 16 ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality  

1920  On August - 16 charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)  

1920  J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies on August - 16.  

1921  On August - 16 peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]  

1922  On this day in history aT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)  

1922  Louis E Lomax, author on August - 16.  

1923  Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd on this day in history.  

1924  38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63) on August - 16.  

1925  Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller) on this day in history.  

1927  1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth) on August - 16.  

1928  Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce) on August - 16.  

1929  Bill Evans, US jazz pianist on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70  

1930  On August - 16 the first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.  

1930  On August - 16 frank Gifford, Calif, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster  

1931  On this day in history near Valentine, Texas a 5.8 quake was the largest historical earthquake in Texas.  

1932  On August - 16 eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)  

1933  On August - 16 jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)  

1934  On August - 16 the Post office issues 2 cent stamp to commemorate 150th anniversary of founding of New Brunswick  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  On this day in history birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on this day in history.  

1397  On this day in history birth of albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  

1401  On this day in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

1550  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  On this day in history birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

1573  On August - 16 birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  On August - 16 birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  


Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On this day in history death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  

1297  On this day in history death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on August - 16.  

1358  On August - 16 death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on this day in history.  

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on this day in history.  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on August - 16.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.  

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