Historical Events In July - 16
Sunday, 16 February 2020
1967 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida) on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 On this day in history apollo 11, carrying first men to land on the Moon, launched
1969 Apollo 11, the first manned Moon landing, launched on this day in history.
1971 H T Tsiang, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1972 On July - 16 giorgio Nataletti, composer, dies at 65
1973 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes on July - 16.
1973 On this day in history trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
1974 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2964 on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years
1976 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA on this day in history.
1979 James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93 on July - 16.
1980 On this day in history ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
1981 On this day in history harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended
1981 On July - 16 shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1981 Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38 on July - 16.
1982 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth on this day in history.
1982 On July - 16 patrick Dewaere actor, dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound
1982 On July - 16 leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
1983 On July - 16 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
1984 On this day in history billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
1985 Wayne King orch leader, dies at 84 on July - 16.
1985 On this day in history wayne King, orch leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84
1988 On this day in history carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1988 On this day in history florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
1988 Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan on July - 16.
1988 On this day in history wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1989 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81 on July - 16.
1990 On this day in history 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in the Philippines
1990 On this day in history an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale devastated the Philippines, killing over 1600 people. A thousand more were missing. Damage was reported in Manila, Cabanatuan, Baguio and Luzon. It was the worst earthquake in that part of the world since 1976.
1990 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities on July - 16.
1990 Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premiers on ABC-TV on July - 16.
1991 Frank Rizzo (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies at 70 on July - 16.
1991 Cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies on July - 16.