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On October 16 in history ..

  • 1311 - Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
  • 1502 - Storm ravages Friese coast
  • 1551 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested
  • 1600 - Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
  • 1674 - Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Fürst Wenzel Lobkowitz
  • 1710 - British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • 1757 - Austrian troops occupy Berlin
  • 1775 - Portland, Maine burned by British
  • 1781 - Washington takes Yorktown
  • 1795 - M von Böhms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
  • 1813 - Battle at Leipzig (Napoleon vs Prussia, Austria & Russia)
  • 1829 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
  • 1834 - London parliament catches fire; historic documents burn
  • 1841 - Queens University in Kingston is chartered
  • 1846 - Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether
  • 1847 - Charlotte Bronte's book "Jane Eyre" published
  • 1848 - 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
  • 1849 - Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • 1849 - British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras
  • 1852 - Dutch Govt recognize Catholics right to organize
  • 1859 - John Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va
  • 1861 - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
  • 1863 - Grant is given command of Union forces in West
  • 1867 - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
  • 1869 - Hotel in Boston becomes 1st to have indoor plumbing
  • 1875 - 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins
  • 1876 - Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)
  • 1900 - Queen Wilhelmina leaves duke Heinrich "Henry" von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 1903 - Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
  • 1904 - Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
  • 1907 - Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
  • 1907 - David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC
  • 1908 - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • 1909 - Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1909 - Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
  • 1912 - Arnold Schönberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres
  • 1912 - Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • 1913 - Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC
  • 1915 - Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1916 - Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
  • 1916 - Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)
  • 1916 - T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein
  • 1921 - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
  • 1921 - Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
  • 1923 - Disney Co founded
  • 1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
  • 1925 - Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
  • 1925 - Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
  • 1926 - Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
  • 1926 - Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200
  • 1928 - Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
  • 1931 - Trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd chops 1st
  • 1934 - Mao Tse-tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
  • 1936 - Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
  • 1939 - Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands
  • 1940 - Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army
  • 1940 - Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
  • 1940 - Warsaw Ghetto forms
  • 1941 - "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • 1941 - Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
  • 1941 - Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa Russia
  • 1942 - Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
  • 1942 - Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
  • 1942 - Natl Boxing Assn freezes titles of those serving in armed services
  • 1943 - Anti Jewish riot in Rome
  • 1943 - Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
  • 1943 - Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
  • 1943 - US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol
  • 1944 - Hungary: Horthy govt falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier
  • 1945 - UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence
  • 1946 - 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
  • 1948 - "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
  • 1948 - Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
  • 1949 - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1952 - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
  • 1953 - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
  • 1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
  • 1956 - William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 1957 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • 1957 - USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
  • 1958 - Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
  • 1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1960 - NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
  • 1962 - Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 1962 - Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
  • 1962 - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 - NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
  • 1962 - Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1963 - 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • 1963 - NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • 1964 - Brezhnev & Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
  • 1964 - China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
  • 1964 - Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
  • 1964 - Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
  • 1965 - "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs
  • 1965 - Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC
  • 1966 - Joean Baez & 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • 1967 - WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 - WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • 1968 - Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • 1968 - During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • 1968 - Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • 1968 - Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chic Bulls
  • 1969 - 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • 1969 - Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • 1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • 1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1971 - Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF
  • 1972 - "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up
  • 1973 - Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • 1973 - Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
  • 1973 - Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
  • 1973 - Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
  • 1974 - A's Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
  • 1976 - Soyuz 23 returns to Earth
  • 1976 - Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
  • 1978 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
  • 1978 - Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II
  • 1978 - Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
  • 1980 - "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • 1980 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
  • 1981 - 2nd Dutch govt of Van Agt resigns
  • 1981 - Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC
  • 1982 - Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • 1982 - Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
  • 1982 - Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
  • 1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983 - "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • 1983 - 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National GC (Fla)
  • 1983 - Balt Orioles beat Phila Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • 1984 - Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
  • 1984 - Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1985 - Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
  • 1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
  • 1985 - KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • 1985 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
  • 1986 - "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1986 - Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
  • 1986 - Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
  • 1986 - US govt closes down due to budget problems
  • 1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1987 - 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • 1987 - 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • 1987 - Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
  • 1987 - Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft
  • 1987 - Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988 - "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • 1988 - Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
  • 1989 - Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
  • 1989 - Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
  • 1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 perfs
  • 1990 - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
  • 1990 - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • 1990 - US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
  • 1991 - Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • 1991 - George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • 1991 - US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • 1992 - 1,700th David Letterman Show
  • 1992 - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)
  • 1993 - General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
  • 1993 - IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
  • 1994 - Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
  • 1995 - Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • 1995 - Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
  • 1995 - Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)
  • 1995 - ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • 1997 - "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances

Famous birthdays on October 16 ..

  • 1605 - Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1679 - Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer
  • 1708 - Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)
  • 1723 - Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer
  • 1729 - Pierre van Maldere, composer
  • 1758 - Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary)
  • 1765 - Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer
  • 1792 - Francisco Morazán, (L) president of Central America (1830-40)
  • 1806 - William Pitt Fessenden, Secy Treas (Union), died in 1869
  • 1811 - Gaetano Capocci, composer
  • 1816 - William Preston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
  • 1821 - Albert Franz Doppler, composer
  • 1825 - Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Brig Genl (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1826 - Piotr Studzinski, composer
  • 1827 - Arnold Böcklin, Switzerland, landscape/allegory painter
  • 1830 - Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliography
  • 1832 - George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 1832 - Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
  • 1837 - John Francis Barnett, composer
  • 1849 - Arnold Krug, composer
  • 1849 - Charles Harford Lloyd, composer
  • 1849 - Geoirge Washington Williams, famous African
  • 1851 - James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake)
  • 1854 - Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist
  • 1854 - Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray)
  • 1855 - Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • 1863 - Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)
  • 1866 - Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (Troffel & Sword)
  • 1868 - Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • 1870 - Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • 1878 - Carlos Pedrell, composer
  • 1885 - Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • 1886 - Armin T Wegner, writer
  • 1886 - David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st PM of Israel (1948-53, 55)
  • 1888 - Eugene O'Neill, NYC, dramatist (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936)
  • 1890 - Paul Strand, NYC, photographer (Native Land-1942)
  • 1896 - Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • 1897 - Harrison Kerr, composer
  • 1898 - Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR
  • 1898 - William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)
  • 1900 - Lloyd Corrigan, SF, actor (Papa Dodger-Willy, Prof McKillup-Hank)
  • 1900 - [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
  • 1903 - Mario Pilati, composer
  • 1905 - Rex Bell, Chicago, cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns)/lt-gov (Nevada)
  • 1905 - Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg MO, actor (Beyond the Sacramento)
  • 1906 - Dino Buzzati, writer
  • 1906 - George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • 1907 - Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • 1908 - Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania (1944-85)
  • 1910 - William Leonard Reed, composer
  • 1913 - Alice Pearce, NYC, comedienne/actress (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched)
  • 1913 - Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • 1914 - Christian J Modeste, gypsey king
  • 1918 - Bill Nichols, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
  • 1921 - Linda Darnell, Dallas, Tx, actress (Unfaithfully Yours, 2nd Chance)
  • 1921 - Michael Conrad, Washington Hgts NY, actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues)
  • 1922 - Max Bygraves, London, actor (Tom Brown's School Days)
  • 1922 - Robert Urquhart, actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger)
  • 1923 - Bert Kaempfert, rocker
  • 1925 - Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)
  • 1925 - Daniel J Evans, (Sen-R-WA, 1983- )
  • 1925 - Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
  • 1927 - Gus Yatron, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
  • 1927 - Günter Grass, Danzig Germany, novelist/poet (Tin Drum)
  • 1927 - Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
  • 1927 - Peter Brinson, dance educationalist
  • 1929 - Bill Green, (Rep-R-NY, 1978- )
  • 1931 - Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure)
  • 1932 - Henry Jay Lewis, LA Calif, conductor/bass (LA Philharmonic 1955-59)
  • 1935 - Sugar Pie DeSanto, US singer (Soulful dress)
  • 1936 - Gerardo Gandini, composer
  • 1937 - Emile Ford, rocker
  • 1937 - Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • 1940 - Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)
  • 1940 - Dave DeBusschere, Detroit, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner
  • 1941 - Derek David Bourgeois, composer
  • 1941 - Erkki Jokinen, composer
  • 1941 - Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • 1942 - Dave Lovelady, rocker
  • 1943 - C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • 1944 - Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • 1944 - Johnny Washbrook, Toronto, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka)
  • 1945 - Paul Monette, writer
  • 1946 - Suzanne Somers, San Bruno Calif, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • 1947 - Bob Weir, SF Calif, guitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band)
  • 1947 - David Zucker, Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret)
  • 1948 - Michael Tylo, Detroit, actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless)
  • 1951 - Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • 1951 - Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
  • 1952 - Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1953 - Martha Smith, Cleve Ohio, actress (Animal House)/playmate (July 1973)
  • 1953 - Susan Pedersen, US, 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1953 - Tony Carey, Fresno Ca, rocker
  • 1955 - Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)
  • 1956 - James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)
  • 1958 - Tim Robbins, West Covina CA, actor (Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption)
  • 1959 - Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
  • 1960 - Bob Mould, US singer/guitarist/songwriter (Hüsker Dü)
  • 1960 - Val Skinner, Hamilton MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Championship)
  • 1961 - Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1961 - Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1961 - Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1962 - Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1962 - Laura Coenen, Neenah Wisc, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96)
  • 1962 - Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1962 - Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)
  • 1963 - Missy Hyatt, Atlanta Ga, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW)
  • 1964 - Kay Cockerill, San Jose CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd)
  • 1965 - German Titov, Moscow Rus, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Oly-Silver-1998)
  • 1965 - Lisa Bonder, Columbus Ohio, tennis star
  • 1966 - Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966 - Gerhard Puschnik, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1967 - Joe Murphy, London, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1967 - Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • 1968 - Randall Batinkoff, actor (For Keeps)
  • 1968 - Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)
  • 1968 - Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1969 - Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 - Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1969 - Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase
  • 1969 - Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1969 - Wendy Wilson, Los Angeles Ca, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On)
  • 1970 - Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1971 - David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)
  • 1971 - Greg Jeffries, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 - Kathryn J Taylor, Miss USA-Kansas (1997)
  • 1971 - Simon Shanks, NFL inside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 - Toni Foster, WNBA forward/center (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1972 - Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)
  • 1972 - Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
  • 1972 - Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)
  • 1974 - Jermaine Lewis, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 - Paul Kariya, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Oly-98)
  • 1975 - Jacques Kallis, cricketer (S African Test all-rounder v England 1995)
  • 1975 - Jamila Wideman, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1975 - Kellie Martin, actress (Becca Thatcher-Life Goes On)
  • 1978 - Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1978 - Whitni Zimmerman, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1996)
  • 1980 - Jeremy Jackson, Newport Beach Calif, actor (Shout, Baywatch)

Famous deaths on October 16 ..

  • 0775 - Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies
  • 1323 - Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74
  • 1333 - Nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies
  • 1473 - Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies
  • 1553 - Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
  • 1555 - Hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80
  • 1555 - Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned
  • 1570 - Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
  • 1591 - Gregory XIV, [Niccolò Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56
  • 1594 - William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • 1621 - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59
  • 1649 - Isaac van Ostade, painter, buried
  • 1688 - Philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68
  • 1690 - Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • 1694 - Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 1726 - Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1750 - Silvius Leopold Weiss, composer, dies at 64
  • 1774 - Robert Fergusson, Scottish songwriter (Scottish Poems), dies
  • 1791 - Grigorij A Potemkin, Monarch of Tauris, dies
  • 1793 - Marie Antoinette, queen of France, beheaded in France
  • 1799 - Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer, dies at 44
  • 1814 - Juan Jose Landaeta, composer, dies at 34
  • 1817 - Manuel C Piar, Curaçaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • 1836 - Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer, dies at 33
  • 1849 - George Washington Williams, 1st major black historian, dies
  • 1862 - George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 31
  • 1867 - Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem), dies
  • 1877 - John Zwijsen, archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 83
  • 1880 - Edward Wolff, composer, dies at 64
  • 1891 - Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies
  • 1893 - Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • 1916 - Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73
  • 1918 - Felix Arndt, composer, dies at 29
  • 1919 - Charles Harford Lloyd, composer, dies on 70th birthday
  • 1920 - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
  • 1928 - Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1939 - Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1942 - 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed
  • 1944 - Eric Westberg, composer, dies at 52
  • 1944 - John Eigenhuis, writer (The Dike), dies at 78
  • 1946 - Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
  • 1946 - Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 - Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • 1946 - Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • 1946 - Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 - Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1946 - Hans Franc, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 - Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 - Julius Streicher, German District Leader (Of Stürmer), hanged
  • 1946 - Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 - Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
  • 1946 - Hermann Wilhelm Göring, German SA-leader, commits suicide at 53
  • 1948 - Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies
  • 1949 - Hale Ascher VanderCook, composer, dies at 85
  • 1951 - Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • 1954 - Friedrich Lübke, German politician, dies at 67
  • 1959 - George C Marshall, US army general, dies at 78
  • 1962 - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • 1972 - Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • 1973 - Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
  • 1977 - Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81
  • 1978 - Dan Dailey, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63
  • 1980 - Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
  • 1981 - Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66
  • 1981 - Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
  • 1981 - William Holden, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 63
  • 1982 - Jacov Gotovac, composer, dies at 86
  • 1982 - Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • 1983 - George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • 1984 - Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • 1984 - Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1985 - Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • 1986 - Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1986 - C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85
  • 1987 - Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), dies at 75
  • 1989 - Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • 1990 - Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1991 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer (16 Tons), dies at 72
  • 1991 - Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • 1992 - Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 85
  • 1993 - John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • 1994 - William Henry Swinburne, music teacher, dies at 87
  • 1995 - John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • 1995 - Linda Goodman, astrologer, dies
  • 1995 - Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister, dies at 60
  • 1995 - Thomas Augustine Martin, academic, dies at 59
  • 1996 - Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • 1996 - Eric Lawson Malpass, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996 - Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist, dies at 82
  • 1996 - James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • 1996 - Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • 1997 - Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), dies at 79
  • 1997 - James Mitchner, author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure at 90



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