Historical Events In August - 16
Monday, 17 June 2019
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open on this day in history.
1959 Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74 on August - 16.
1960 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus on this day in history.
1960 Cyprus independence on August - 16.
1960 On August - 16 joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
1960 Republic of the Congo (Zaire) forms on August - 16.
1960 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies on August - 16.
1961 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin on August - 16.
1962 On this day in history ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 Independence is restored to Dominican Republic on August - 16.
1964 On August - 16 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 this day in history vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
1966 Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58 on this day in history.
1967 Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves on August - 16.
1968 On this day in history luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71
1969 On August - 16 wATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
1969 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59 on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
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 August - 16 john Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
1973 On this day in history selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
1974 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies on August - 16.
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
1976 On this day in history beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
1977 Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42 on this day in history.
1978 Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 on August - 16.
1984 On this day in history 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 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on this day in history.
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 August - 16.