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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1959  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74  

1960  Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus on August - 16.  

1960  Cyprus independence on August - 16.  

1960  Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700') on August - 16.  

1960  On August - 16 republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms  

1960  Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies on this day in history.  

1961  250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer  

1963  On this day in history independence is restored to Dominican Republic  

1964  On August - 16 ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational  

1964  Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68 on August - 16.  

1965  AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins) on this day in history.  

1965  On August - 16 vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64  

1966  On August - 16 jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58  

1967  Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71  

1969  On this day in history wATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting  

1969  On this day in history russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59  

1970  On August - 16 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK  

1971  On August - 16 elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78  

1972  On this day in history 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich  

1972  John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1973  Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85 on August - 16.  

1974  On August - 16 karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies  

1976  In the Mindanao area of the Philippines, a 7.9 earthquake occurred near the west coast of Mindanao, about 950 kilometers south of Manila. A tsunami was generated in the Moro Gulf causing considerable damage and loss of life. It is estimated that the earthquake and tsunami killed 5,000 to 8,0000 people on this day in history.  

1976  Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1977  Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42 on this day in history.  

1978  On August - 16 alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90  

1984  LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87  

1985  On August - 16 singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn  

1986  Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks on this day in history.  

1986  On August - 16 john Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on this day in history.  

1378  On August - 16 birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  

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

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on August - 16.  

1557  On August - 16 birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

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

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  

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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  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on August - 16.  

1327  On this day in history death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  

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  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on this day in history.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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