Historical Events In June - 16
Friday, 14 August 2020
1952 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down on this day in history.
1952 On June - 16 anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.
1953 On this day in history despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months on June - 16.
1955 On June - 16 pope Pius XII ex-communicated Argentine Pres Juan Peron
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament on this day in history.
1958 On June - 16 jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45
1959 On June - 16 george Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45
1961 Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris on this day in history.
1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host on June - 16.
1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris on June - 16.
1961 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies on June - 16.
1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM on June - 16.
1963 On this day in history valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1963 J C Powys, writer, dies at 90 on June - 16.
1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan on this day in history.
1967 On June - 16 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House on June - 16.
1969 Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Brit field marshal, dies at 78 on June - 16.
1970 Kenneth A Gibson elected first black mayor of Newark, NJ on June - 16.
1970 Race riots in Miami Florida on June - 16.
1970 On this day in history elsa Triolet, writer, dies at 73
1971 On this day in history racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
1972 On June - 16 burglars caught inside the Watergate building
1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD on this day in history.
1975 Don Robey, US gospel/impresario/producer, dies at 71 on June - 16.
1976 On this day in history student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa
1976 On June - 16 francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
1977 On June - 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 On June - 16 leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union.
1977 On June - 16 wernher von Braun, rocket scientist, dies at age 65.
1977 On June - 16 wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking
1978 On this day in history ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit on June - 16.