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.