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Historical Events In December - 16

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

1973  On December - 16 syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies  

1974  Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1976  On December - 16 george a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months  

1976  On December - 16 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  On December - 16 cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans.  

1978  On December - 16 ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR  

1978  On this day in history blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76  

1980  On this day in history pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state  

1980  On this day in history harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90  

1982  On December - 16 anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54  

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

1983  On December - 16 yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time  

1983  Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74 on December - 16.  

1985  Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission on December - 16.  

1985  Paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant on this day in history.  

1985  On December - 16 dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies  

1987  Roh Tae Woo wins Presidential Election in South Korea on December - 16.  

1987  On this day in history albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79  

1988  Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud on December - 16.  

1988  On this day in history h "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1991  Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies on December - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1992  On December - 16 anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80  

1993  On December - 16 bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46  

1994  Mary Durack, poet, dies at 81 on December - 16.  

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 December - 16.  

2005  The West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58 on this day in history.  

2007  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)  

1614  On December - 16 birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

1622  On this day in history birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

1714  On this day in history birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on December - 16.  

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  On December - 16 death of empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)  

0714  On this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on December - 16.  

0999  On December - 16 adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68  

1325  On this day in history death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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