Historical Events In July - 16
Friday, 20 September 2019
1967 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida) on July - 16.
1967 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open on this day in history.
1969 Apollo 11, carrying first men to land on the Moon, launched on July - 16.
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 this day in history giorgio Nataletti, composer, dies at 65
1973 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
1974 On July - 16 felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2964
1976 Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years on July - 16.
1976 On this day in history carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
1979 James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93 on this day in history.
1980 On July - 16 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 On July - 16 nASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
1982 On July - 16 patrick Dewaere actor, dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound
1982 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies on this day in history.
1983 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident on July - 16.
1984 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history wayne King orch leader, dies at 84
1985 Wayne King, orch leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84 on July - 16.
1988 On July - 16 carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1988 Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds on July - 16.
1988 Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1990 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in the Philippines on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1991 Frank Rizzo (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies at 70 on July - 16.
1991 On July - 16 cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies