Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 22 March 2019
1959 On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
1959 On August - 16 pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
1960 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus on this day in history.
1960 Cyprus independence on August - 16.
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700') on August - 16.
1960 Republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms on August - 16.
1960 On August - 16 errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
1961 On August - 16 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
1962 On August - 16 ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 Independence is restored to Dominican Republic on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
1964 Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1965 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins) on August - 16.
1965 On August - 16 vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
1966 On August - 16 jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
1967 On this day in history cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
1968 Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71 on August - 16.
1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting on August - 16.
1969 On this day in history russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59
1970 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK on August - 16.
1971 Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78 on August - 16.
1972 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history john Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
1973 Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85 on August - 16.
1974 On this day in history karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
1976 On this day in history 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
1976 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1977 On August - 16 elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42
1978 On this day in history alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
1984 On August - 16 lA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
1984 Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1985 On August - 16 singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn
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.
1986 John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45 on this day in history.