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