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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

1973  On December - 16 o.J. Simpson becomes first NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season  

1973  Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies on December - 16.  

1974  On December - 16 kostas Varnalis, writer, dies  

1976  George a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis  

1976  On this day in history george, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies  

1978  Cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans on this day in history.  

1978  Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR on this day in history.  

1978  On December - 16 blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76  

1980  Pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state on this day in history.  

1980  Harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1982  Anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54 on December - 16.  

1983  Riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital on December - 16.  

1983  Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time on December - 16.  

1983  Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission  

1985  Paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant on December - 16.  

1985  Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies on December - 16.  

1987  On December - 16 roh Tae Woo wins Presidential Election in South Korea  

1987  On December - 16 albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79  

1988  On December - 16 political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud  

1988  H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies on December - 16.  

1989  On December - 16 aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies  

1991  UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote on December - 16.  

1991  On this day in history fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies  

1992  IBM said it would make its first layoffs in fifty years. The company announced it would trim its staff by 25,000 employees and dispose of some of the assets of its mainframebusiness on December - 16.  

1992  Israel orders deportation of 415 Palestinians after escalating terrorist activity on December - 16.  

1992  Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80 on December - 16.  

1993  On this day in history bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46  

1994  On this day in history mary Durack, poet, dies at 81  

1996  IBM announced on this day in 1996 it would stop selling computers that used that PowerPC chip and ran Windows NT. IBM, Motorola, and Apple had teamed up to challenge Intel Corporation's dominance in chips and Microsoft's near monopoly on operating systems on this day in history.  

2005  43rd Mersenne prime found, 230,402,457 - 1. Discovered with the GIMPS project by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone, professors at Central Missouri State University on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history the West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58.  

2007  On December - 16 parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  On this day in history birth of catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII  

1584  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  

1622  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  On December - 16 birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer  

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  Death of Empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625) on December - 16.  

0714  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on this day in history.  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.  

0875  On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

0882  On this day in history john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on December - 16.  

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on this day in history.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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