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Historical Events In August - 16

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1959  On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open  

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  Cyprus independence on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')  

1960  On August - 16 republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms  

1960  Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies on August - 16.  

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

1962  On August - 16 ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer  

1963  On August - 16 independence is restored to Dominican Republic  

1964  On this day in history ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 August - 16.  

1971  On August - 16 elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78  

1972  54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich on this day in history.  

1972  On August - 16 john Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39  

1973  Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

1977  Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42 on August - 16.  

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 August - 16.  

1984  On August - 16 gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87  

1985  On August - 16 singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn  

1986  On August - 16 madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks  

1986  On August - 16 john Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45  

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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  On August - 16 birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on this day in history.  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  

1550  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On August - 16 birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

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

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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  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on August - 16.  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on August - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on this day in history.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.  

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