Historical Events In June - 16
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1952 On this day in history soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
1952 Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States on June - 16.
1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak on this day in history.
1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history pope Pius XII ex-communicated Argentine Pres Juan Peron
1955 On this day in history louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1958 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45 on June - 16.
1959 On this day in history george Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45
1961 On this day in history ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host on June - 16.
1961 On this day in history soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1961 On this day in history o C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
1963 On June - 16 levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
1963 On this day in history valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1963 On this day in history j C Powys, writer, dies at 90
1964 On June - 16 quake strikes Niigata Japan
1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival on June - 16.
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 On this day in history kenneth A Gibson elected first black mayor of Newark, NJ
1970 On June - 16 race riots in Miami Florida
1970 Elsa Triolet, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1971 On June - 16 racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
1972 Burglars caught inside the Watergate building on June - 16.
1975 On this day in history randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
1975 Don Robey, US gospel/impresario/producer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1976 On June - 16 student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa
1976 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed on this day in history.
1977 On June - 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union on this day in history.
1977 Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist, dies at age 65 on June - 16.
1977 On June - 16 wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking
1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough" on this day in history.
1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit on this day in history.