Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 04 March 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 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus on August - 16.
1960 Cyprus independence on August - 16.
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700') on August - 16.
1960 On August - 16 republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms
1960 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history independence is restored to Dominican Republic
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 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins) on this day in history.
1965 On August - 16 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 this day in history wATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
1969 On this day in history 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 On August - 16 elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
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 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 this day in history.
1976 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1977 Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42 on this day in history.
1978 On August - 16 alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
1984 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87
1985 On August - 16 singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn
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 August - 16 john Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45