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.