Historical Events In April - 16
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1981 The first American space shutte, Columbia, returns safely to Earth on April - 16.
1981 On this day in history eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies
1983 Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games on April - 16.
1985 On April - 16 scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60
1986 On April - 16 henry and Luz get married in Phillipines
1987 On April - 16 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 On April - 16 abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered
1989 On April - 16 costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1989 On this day in history tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
1990 On this day in history maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
1991 David Lean, director (28 academy awards), dies of pneumonia at 83 on this day in history.
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 On April - 16 john McLiam, dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
1995 On April - 16 arthur English, comedian, dies at 75
1996 Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1997 On April - 16 emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
2005 On April - 16 president Lucio Gutierrez of Ecuador declares a state of emergency in the capital city and dissolves the Supreme Court.
2006 On April - 16 albert II, Prince of Monaco, reaches the North Pole, becoming the first reigning monarch ever to do so.
2006 Ireland commemorates the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising for the first time since 1971 on this day in history.
2012 On this day in history at least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
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 this day in history.
2017 World record for gathering of Charlie Chaplin lookalikes - 662 at Manoir de Ban, Chaplin museum in Vevey, Switzerland on this day in history.
2017 On April - 16 turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan wins referundum on 18-article constitutional reform package
2018 On this day in history desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's Boston marathon title since 1985
2018 On April - 16 kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"
2019 The Howse Peak avalanche kills three noted mountaineers: Austrians Hansj√∂rg Auer and David Lama, and Canadian Jess Roskelley on April - 16.