Historical Events In December - 16
Monday, 03 August 2020
1973 On December - 16 o.J. Simpson becomes first NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season
1973 Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies on this day in history.
1974 Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies on December - 16.
1976 George a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months on this day in history.
1976 Government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis on December - 16.
1976 On December - 16 george, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies
1978 Cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR
1978 Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state
1980 On December - 16 harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90
1982 Anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54 on December - 16.
1983 Riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital on December - 16.
1983 On December - 16 yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time
1983 Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74 on December - 16.
1985 On this day in history challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission
1985 On December - 16 paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant
1985 On this day in history dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
1987 On this day in history roh Tae Woo wins Presidential Election in South Korea
1987 On this day in history albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79
1988 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud on December - 16.
1988 On December - 16 h "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
1989 On this day in history aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
1991 On this day in history uN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
1991 Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies on December - 16.
1992 On December - 16 iBM said it would make its first layoffs in fifty years. The company announced it would trim its staff by 25,000 employees and dispose of some of the assets of its mainframebusiness.
1992 On this day in history israel orders deportation of 415 Palestinians after escalating terrorist activity
1992 On December - 16 anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80
1993 Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46 on December - 16.
1994 On December - 16 mary Durack, poet, dies at 81
1996 IBM announced on this day in 1996 it would stop selling computers that used that PowerPC chip and ran Windows NT. IBM, Motorola, and Apple had teamed up to challenge Intel Corporation's dominance in chips and Microsoft's near monopoly on operating systems on this day in history.
2005 43rd Mersenne prime found, 230,402,457 - 1. Discovered with the GIMPS project by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone, professors at Central Missouri State University on this day in history.
2005 The West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58 on December - 16.
2007 Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan on December - 16.