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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

1959  Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history cyprus independence  

1960  Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700') on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms  

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

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

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

1964  On this day in history jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68  

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

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  Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1970  52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK on this day in history.  

1971  Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78 on August - 16.  

1972  54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich on August - 16.  

1972  John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39 on August - 16.  

1973  On this day in history 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 August - 16.  

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

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

1978  Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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

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

1985  On August - 16 singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  On August - 16 birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on August - 16.  

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  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on August - 16.  

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on August - 16.  

1596  On August - 16 birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  


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

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on this day in history.  

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on this day in history.  

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

1508  On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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