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Historical Events In August - 16

Monday, 17 June 2019

1959  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74 on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Cyprus independence on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On August - 16 joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  On this day in history ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Independence is restored to Dominican Republic on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1964  On August - 16 ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1964  Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On this day in history vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  On this day in history luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On August - 16 wATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On this day in history 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78 on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On August - 16 john Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  On this day in history selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On August - 16 in the Mindanao area of the Philippines, a 7.9 earthquake occurred near the west coast of Mindanao, about 950 kilometers south of Manila. A tsunami was generated in the Moro Gulf causing considerable damage and loss of life. It is estimated that the earthquake and tsunami killed 5,000 to 8,0000 people  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On this day in history beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On this day in history lA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45 on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  On August - 16 birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1397  On this day in history birth of albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1550  On this day in history birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1557  On this day in history birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  On this day in history death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1443  On August - 16 death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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