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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 18 May 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  On this day in history britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus  

1960  On August - 16 cyprus independence  

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

1960  Republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms on August - 16.  

1960  On August - 16 errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies  

1961  250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin on August - 16.  

1962  Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer on August - 16.  

1963  On August - 16 independence is restored to Dominican Republic  

1964  Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational on August - 16.  

1964  On August - 16 jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68  

1965  On August - 16 aFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)  

1965  On this day in history 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 August - 16 wATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting  

1969  On August - 16 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  Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78 on August - 16.  

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  On August - 16 selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85  

1974  Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 16.  

1977  On this day in history elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42  

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

1984  On August - 16 lA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges  

1984  Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87 on August - 16.  

1985  Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  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  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on August - 16.  

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 August - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

1419  On this day in history death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  On August - 16 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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