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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 13 August 2020

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

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

1960  Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1960  On this day in history republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies on this day in history.  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1964  On this day in history 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  On this day in history aFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)  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  WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1971  On this day in history elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39 on August - 16.  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  On August - 16 karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 this day in history.  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 August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1984  On August - 16 gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn  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  On August - 16 john Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1355  On this day in history birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1397  On August - 16 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 August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1557  On August - 16 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 this day in history.  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  On this day in history death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  On this day in history death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1327  On August - 16 death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on August - 16.  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  On August - 16 death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  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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