Historical Events In April - 16
Sunday, 24 October 2021
1981 On this day in history the first American space shutte, Columbia, returns safely to Earth
1981 On April - 16 eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies
1983 On April - 16 steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games
1985 Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history henry and Luz get married in Phillipines
1987 On this day in history fCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
1987 Michael Jordon, becomes 2nd NBA to score 3000 points in a season on this day in history.
1988 Abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered on this day in history.
1989 Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup on April - 16.
1989 On this day in history tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
1990 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week on April - 16.
1991 On April - 16 david Lean, director (28 academy awards), dies of pneumonia at 83
1992 "Metro" opens at Minskoff theater on Broadway on this day in history.
1992 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72 on this day in history.
1993 John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1994 John McLiam, dies of Parkinson's disease at 75 on April - 16.
1995 Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
1997 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66 on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history president Lucio Gutierrez of Ecuador declares a state of emergency in the capital city and dissolves the Supreme Court.
2006 On this day in history albert II, Prince of Monaco, reaches the North Pole, becoming the first reigning monarch ever to do so.
2006 On this day in history ireland commemorates the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising for the first time since 1971.
2012 At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire on April - 16.
2013 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran on this day in history.
2014 On this day in history real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
2016 Ecuador earthquake in Ecuador killing 676 people on April - 16.
2017 World record for gathering of Charlie Chaplin lookalikes - 662 at Manoir de Ban, Chaplin museum in Vevey, Switzerland on April - 16.
2017 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins referundum on 18-article constitutional reform package on April - 16.
2018 On this day in history desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's Boston marathon title since 1985
2018 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn" on this day in history.
2019 The Howse Peak avalanche kills three noted mountaineers: Austrians Hansjörg Auer and David Lama, and Canadian Jess Roskelley on this day in history.