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