Historical Events In July - 16
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
1967 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida) on July - 16.
1967 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open on July - 16.
1969 Apollo 11, carrying first men to land on the Moon, launched on this day in history.
1969 On July - 16 apollo 11, the first manned Moon landing, launched
1971 H T Tsiang, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history giorgio Nataletti, composer, dies at 65
1973 On this day in history during Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
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 July - 16.
1976 Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years on this day in history.
1976 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history james F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
1980 On this day in history ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
1981 On July - 16 harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended
1981 On July - 16 shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1981 On this day in history harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
1982 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth on July - 16.
1982 Patrick Dewaere actor, dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound on this day in history.
1982 On July - 16 leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
1983 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident on July - 16.
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 this day in history.
1985 On July - 16 wayne King, orch leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84
1988 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec on July - 16.
1988 On July - 16 florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
1988 Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan on this day in history.
1988 On July - 16 wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1989 On July - 16 herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
1990 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in the Philippines on this day in history.
1990 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 on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history nYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities
1990 Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premiers on ABC-TV on July - 16.
1991 On this day in history frank Rizzo (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies at 70
1991 On this day in history cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies