Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open on August - 16.
1959 On this day in history pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
1960 On this day in history britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
1960 On August - 16 cyprus independence
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700') on August - 16.
1960 On this day in history republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms
1960 On this day in history 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 this day in history ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 On this day in history independence is restored to Dominican Republic
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational on August - 16.
1964 On August - 16 jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
1965 On August - 16 aFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
1965 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1966 On August - 16 jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
1967 Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves on August - 16.
1968 Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1969 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59 on August - 16.
1970 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK on this day in history.
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 August - 16.
1972 On August - 16 john Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
1973 Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85 on August - 16.
1974 On August - 16 karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
1976 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 on August - 16.
1976 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83 on August - 16.
1977 Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42 on August - 16.
1978 Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 on August - 16.
1984 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges on this day in history.
1984 Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87 on August - 16.
1985 On this day in history singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn
1986 On this day in history madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks
1986 John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45 on this day in history.