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Historical Events In August - 16

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1959  On August - 16 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open  

1959  Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74 on August - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies  

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  Independence is restored to Dominican Republic on this day in history.  

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  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  Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58 on August - 16.  

1967  On this day in history cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves  

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

1969  WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting on August - 16.  

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  On this day in history john Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39  

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 August - 16.  

1976  On August - 16 beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83  

1977  On August - 16 elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42  

1978  On this day in history 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  On August - 16 gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87  

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

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

1986  John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45 on August - 16.  

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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 August - 16.  

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 August - 16.  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on August - 16.  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on this day in history.  

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

1573  On this day in history birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  

Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on August - 16.  

1297  On August - 16 death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  

1327  On August - 16 death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  

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

1419  On August - 16 death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on August - 16.  

1445  On this day in history death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

1508  On this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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